Mike Kelly Guitar Winner 9/5/12

Winner of the Mike Kelly Guitar Announced.

Catherine Teal of Lodi, California, was pleasantly surprised when she received a phone call from B.J. Jordan of the Sierra County Arts Council this week.  Catherine discovered that she was the winner of the  Mike Kelly guitar that was raffled off this year to support the Artists in Schools program in Sierra County schools.

Catherine came to camp along the banks of the Yuba River this summer and to enjoy the Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race and Festival with friends.  Many years ago Catherine had found it necessary to sell her own beloved guitar, and lately had been thinking of purchasing a new guitar.  When she passed the Yuba Theatre, she was attracted by the beautiful parlor sized guitar at the Arts Council display and she bought raffle tickets.  She didn’t live in Sierra County and did not expect that her ticket would be a winner, but she bought a ticket anyway.  Sometimes, lady luck is on our side.  Catherine is a winner and so are the students of Sierra County schools who benefit from the funds raised by the Artists in Schools Raffle.

Thanks to Mike Kelly for his donation and thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket.  Keep an eye out for this year’s Artists in Schools Raffle at local events.

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