12 Weeks of Christmas Continues!

By Brittany Wiley 

BAPA Business Liaison 

BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle is ramping up for the last four drawings The December prize packages focus on wellness, music, golf and a fabulous private dinner prepared by Top Chef Joe FlammFor just $20 per ticket, players have a chance to win a prize that’s worth $1500!  

Each package is composed of gift certificates, experiences and/or merchandise purchased at full retail price from small businesses and business owners in our community. Check out the weekly prizes and buy your raffle tickets at bapa.org. Ticket purchases for that week’s raffle close at 3 p.m. and drawings are at 5 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 4, 11 and 18, and Wed., Dec. 23.  

Look for BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle links in BAPA’s Facebook and Instagram posts, at bapa.org and via QR codes on posters and promotional materials distributed throughout the neighborhood.  

Week 9: Self Care  

Drawing: Dec. 4 

Stay healthy and centered as you enter holiday season with this amazing package from local wellness gurus.  Relax at Relaxation Station with a massage from Shan Van Robertson, a therapist certified in Swedish, deep tissue, tender/trigger point and hydro therapy, plus hot/cold stone, aromatherapy, reflexology and more.  Then put your hair in the skilled hands of Lisa Maureen Aherna stylist specializing in color techniques such as balayage and trending haircuts. 

Southtown Health Foods owner and health expert Katie Mahler Speh provides a private consultation to help you create a personal plan that will positively impact your health and wellbeing and guide you through vitamin and supplement choices.   

Elevate your state at Joplin Marley Studios with Meg’n Barba’s personal workshops and sessions focusing personal growth, self-empowerment, and elevating your life in conscious and creative ways.  Get 4 personal 1on1 guidance sessions or a 3-hour wellness workshop for you and 4 of your friends.   

Bring home a gift basket worth $400 curated by Turkey Chicago and Beverly Dry Goods and including McCabe Clay mug, teas, smudge sticks, incense, soap, healing balm, candle, flower cocktail kit and basket and more. 

Week 10: Vinyl Virtuoso 

Drawing: Dec. 11 

Beverly Records has been Chicago’s vinyl resource since 1967, specializing in rare and vintage finds.  Let the experts set you up with new equipment including an Audio Technica Direct-Drive professional turntable with USB output that connects directly to your computerEdifier Powered Bookshelf Speakers with BluetoothVinyl Styl record washer and vinyl care kit and professional carrying case, plu$600 in Beverly Records credit and help curating the ultimate music collection. 

Week 11: Four for Golf 

Drawing: Dec. 18  

Win golf and clubhouse gift certificates for your favorite foursome at Beverly Country Club and Ridge Country Club. 

 Beverly Country Club is a mainstay in the Chicagoland golf community. From its inception almost 100 years ago, Beverly was recognized as a championship course — it has been host to four Western Opens and is one of Golfweek’s Top 100 Classic Golf courses in the United States. 

Ridge Country Club is the only private 18-hole golf course located fully within the city of Chicago. Constructed in 1902 by designer H.J. Tweedie, the course sprawls across 105 acres of tree-lined fairways and is famous for its perfectly manicured and fast greens. In 2016, they installed the highly regarded Billy Bunker System to rebuild the sand traps and elevate competitive play.  

Week 12: Top Chef Private Dinner 

Drawing: Dec. 23  

Win 4 course private dinner for 6 prepared in your home by Top Chef Joe Flamm.  Elevate this experience with a tablescape by Oak & Bloom, including fresh florals and vintage place settings.  Leave the serving and cleanup to the professionals at Party Pros.  Sit back and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience! 

Joe Flamm, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15, blends classic dishes from his Italian heritage with bold and vibrant flavors from the Croatian coast. He will utilize a charcoal hearth and an abundance of seasonal ingredients to create a menu focusing on what he describes as “Adriatic drinking food”. 

Most recently, Flamm was Executive Chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia, cooking with James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano. He refined his culinary skills alongside Chicago’s best chefs, including Stephanie Izard at Girl and the Goat, Art Smith at Table Fifty-Two, and Bill Kim at bellyQ 

Read more about Top Chef Joe Flamm on page ___.  

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