Art Raffle

LEPOCO 2019 Art Raffle

Benefits Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO).
Drawing will be at the LEPOCO Annual Dinner, Saturday, March 23, 2019

SUGGESTED DONATION: $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.

Raffle tickets can be acquired by calling the office, 610-691-8730. Separate drawings for each prize

 Images will  be uploaded as the items arrive in the office. 

◊◊ Prizes ◊◊

Turned Wooden piece by Lee Buck

Lee Buck is a long-time LEPOCO member and artist. His beautiful hand-turned wooden bowls have graced the Art Raffle for several years.   He is a woodworker, gardener, and beekeeper.

Hand-Crocheted Afghan by Michelle Sheehan

Following the tradition started by her mother, Anna Reczek, Anna’s youngest daughter, Michelle Sheehan, has crocheted a colorful afghan for this year’s Art Raffle.  Regular supporters of this effort will remember the many afghans crocheted by Anna Reczek over the years with the assistance of her oldest daughter, Sue Verbalis, who purchases the yarn.  This year’s multi-collared afghan is perfect for staying warm on cold nights, and are just the right colors to welcome Spring!  Thank you to Anna, Michelle, and Sue.  Anna is doing well and is still crocheting smaller items.

Quilt by Ellen Buck & Romaine Laury

This lap quilt measures approximately 55” x 55″, and has a pinwheel design. Ellen Buck has frequently donated quilts she has made (often with the assistance of her friends) to the Art Raffle. Ellen is a retired occupational therapist, the current anchor of the monthly Bethlehem Peace Vigil, and a creator of needlecrafts.

Wheel-Thrown Lidded Coffee/Tea Jar with Scoop and 4 Matching Mugs from Sommerville Pottery

Monica Sommerville (formerly of Allentown) creates pottery at her home and studio in New York state. This year’s donation is a stoneware lidded coffee/tea jar with scoop and 4 matching mugs. Fans of Sommerville Pottery can find her work online at and on Etsy at

$25 Gift Certificate from Jumbars

Jumbars is a local breakfast and lunch eatery and bakery offering delicious hand-crafted meals, and baked goods, located at 1342 Chelsea Ave., Unit 1, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 (

Admission for 2, to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

A leading Shakespeare festival, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University. Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare, other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre (

Silk Tie Braided Mat by Ronnie Arena

This hand braided mat is made from silk neck ties. It has a diameter of 17 inches. This mat features ties in reds and blues. Perfect as a chair pad or under a plant, repurposed ties make beautiful art. Ronnie Arena is a retired school teacher and artisan.

Winners not present at drawing will be notified by phone or mail.
Sponsored by LEPOCO, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

No purchase required to participate. A purchase will not increase the odds of winning. The chance for winning depends on how many tickets are sold or are submitted and how many people choose to put their tickets toward a given prize. The chances of winning a given prize could range from 1 in 50 to 1 in 10,000.

Look for tickets in your mailings, or call the office to request tickets,