Lots of Akwesasro:non were tuned into 97-3 CKON Monday night when a cash raffle, featuring a total payout amount of $20,000, was drawn live on air. Tickets were sold for $20 each or 6 for $100. This is the 2nd year the large cash raffle has been held. Six very worthwhile community organizations benefitted from the profits of the ticket sales.
- Sons of the American Legion
- Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department
- Akwesasne Freedom School
- American Legion Auxiliary
- Local 440 Ironworkers Union
- St. Regis Catholic Church
On behalf of all six beneficiaries, Niawen kowa, thank you, to everyone that sold and bought the tickets. Congratulations to the winners! They are:
- John White - $10,000
- Mindy Delormier - $5,000
- There were also 5 draws for $1,000 each. The five winners are Perry "Bones" Francis, Phillip Gray Sr., Harvey Montour, Pudgie King and Joe H. Lazore.
Congratulations to the winners and Niawen kowa, thank you, to everyone who supported this years cash raffle.