Art Raffle

LEPOCO 2018 Art Raffle

Benefits Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO).
Drawing will be during our concert at Godfrey Daniels, May 17, 2018: Live Life Singing: The Joyful Resistance from Honduras.  Karla Lara and José Antonio Velásquez
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


◊◊ Prizes ◊◊

Turned Wooden Salad Bowl 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.  This year’s prize will be a 13” ash, salad bowl.  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.  Michelle Sheehan is employed as the secretary to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University.   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 52” x 52″, is all cotton, has an ivy and basket design in light purple, green, and tan.  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 Bowl 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 mixing batter bowl with a deep red glaze.  It will be perfect for mixing pancakes, bread, a cake… Fans of Sommerville Pottery can find her work online at and locally, at Tangent Crafts, 304 Main St., Emmaus, PA.






Four Friendship Peace Pins by Ellen Buck & Amanda Zaniesienko

These 2”x3” pins are a collage of fabric, paint, and embroidery.  Ellen has adapted plans for “Tiny Prayer Flag Pins” to her creation of “Friendship Peace Pins” that one can wear or share, infused with hope for a more just and peaceful world.








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

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.


The church where we hold the dinner has requested that we do not hold  a raffle while we are there.  We will still be selling tickets.  Look for them in your mailings, or call the office to request tickets, 610-691-8730.