(Wheeling, WV) Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) Board of Directors announces Shake, Raffle & Roll – a reverse raffle fundraiser to support the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. The event will be held at The Highlands Event Center on May 1 at 7:00 pm. The evening will feature a $5,000 grand prize, additional cash and other prizes, heavy hors d’ouevres & desserts and a cash bar. Social-distancing rules will be observed.
A $5,000 grand prize will be the highlight of Shake, Raffle & Roll – a reverse raffle fundraiser sponsored by the Wheeling Symphony Board of Directors. Join us for a unique evening of cash & other prizes, food, drink and comradery – all to support your Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.
Though the Wheeling Symphony has had virtual, televised and streamed concerts during the past year, Shake, Raffle & Roll is the Board of Directors’ first major fundraising event since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020. The reverse raffle event will be held at the Highlands Event Center but those who are more comfortable at home will be able to join the event via a Zoom link.
“We thought a reverse raffle would be a fun way to reignite our fundraising,” says Vicky Musicaro, event co-chair. “Now that more and more people have been vaccinated, the timing was right to try an in-person event,” she noted. “Of course, social distancing will be in effect, as well as mask wearing. Those who aren’t ready to venture out can watch the festivities via a Zoom link.”
Tickets to the May 1 event are $100 which entitles the purchaser to a chance for the $5,000 grand prize. Additional guests may accompany the ticket buyer for $10 per person. Members of the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary will provide heavy appetizers and desserts for the event and patrons will have access to a cash bar.
“There will be lots of prizes and surprises through the evening,” according to WSO Board Member Jean Bailey, who has helped plan the event. “We can’t guarantee that your ticket will be the $5,000 winner but we CAN guarantee that you will have a great time at Shake Raffle & Roll.” We look forward to decorating with a 1950’s theme and guests can certainly embrace the decade with their attire.”
WSO Board President, Roanne Burech, expressed gratitude for the community’s support of the orchestra during the pandemic, noting, “The last year has been challenging for the orchestra, but the support of our community has uplifted all of us.”
Sponsors for Shake, Raffle & Roll are Harvey Goodman Realtor, Harold & Roanne Burech; Colin P. McNickle & Dr. Leah Jones; Phillip D High, DDS Oral Surgery; Family Dentistry; National Road Utility Supply, Inc.; Just Smiles by Joy L Harr, DDS; Don & Beth Ann Dague; Dr. Dennis & Donna Niess; Dr. Kenneth & Robin Dunbar; Kim & Holly McCluskey; Paul & Terry Camilletti.