BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas raffle got off to a great start! The people having the best time are, of course, the winners! Holly Donovan and Brendan Murphy are the first two.
Holly Donovan won a private party for 24 on the Open Outcry Brewing Company rooftop in the Week #1 raffle.
Donovan has lived in the community for 20 years working as a photographer and as a “plant hugger” at City Grange, which is where she first heard about BAPA’s raffle. Holly and a few of her coworkers all bought promising that if anyone won, they would enjoy a nice evening out together.
Donovan on buying more raffle — she particularly has her eye on week five’s room makeover, and week six’s Horsethief Hollow at Home. She also appreciates BAPA’s efforts in supporting the local businesses, by buying the prizes from them and by drawing attention to them so even if people don’t win the raffle, they’ll remember to shop at the businesses later.
Brendan Murphy won a $1300 road bike from Beverly Bike &Ski in the Week #2 drawing. Murphy and his family have lived in the community for eight years. “We love the neighborhood, love the neighbors, and love supporting local business,” he said. “Beverly Bike and Ski is a great business to have here in the community . . . I’ve been using them since I moved into the neighborhood to fix up/tune up my old road bike.”
Murphy was picking up donuts at Beverly Bakery (another of his favorite local stops) when he saw the 12 Weeks of Christmas postcard on the counter. He went to bapa.org while he was drinking his coffee. “That’s when I saw the current raffle was for a road bike at Beverly Bike and Ski. I figured I could use a new road bike and if I didn’t win at least it was for a great cause, glad I got to fulfill both of the intended goals.”