At exactly 4pm on Friday, June 29th in the lobby of St Augustine’s Home, Mother Mary Vincent reached into the gold drum loaded with entries to pick winners for our annual Car Raffle. The first prize winning ticket for the $20,000 read Helen and Harry Elliott of Indianapolis. Mother Mary Vincent immediately called them on her cell phone with the good news. The couple, members of St Christopher parish, was elated with the exciting and unexpected news. They now had a couple days to decide if they wanted to take the $20, 000 cash, a Harley Davidson, a Chevy Sonic or a dream vacation. Over the weekend the Elliotts opted to take the $20,000 cash. The check was written on Monday morning, and at 1 pm sharp Harry and Helen Elliott walked in the front door greeted by Mother Mary Vincent with check in hand. There were smiles galore as the winning couple accepted the check. “We’ve never won anything,” exclaimed Helen as she looked at the check. “Maybe this is the start of some good luck for us” she exclaimed. While Harry signed the appropriate paperwork, Helen handed Mother Mary Vincent a check in thanksgiving for their abundant blessing. After a brief visit, the lucky couple left St Augustine’s Home headed for their bank.
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