Scholarship Club offers ‘Taste of the Good Life’

SARANAC LAKE – Heidi Gutersloh is the 2014 feature artist for the Women’s College Scholarship Club “Taste of the Good Life” raffle.

Gutersloh, a founding member and secretary of NorthWind Fine Arts, is offering two individual pet portraits as prizes for the “Taste of the Good Life” raffle currently being held to raise funds for local scholarships. Gutersloh will photograph the pet and then paint the portrait from the photograph. Each portrait is valued at $350.

Ticket holders have a chance to win more than 60 other prizes, including 100 gallons of fuel oil or propane from HomeEnergy and a two-night stay for four at Cochran’s Lakeside Cabins. Prizes celebrating our local amenities are a Mount Pisgah Student Season Pass, a Dewey Mountain family season pass and passes to the fitness centers at North Country Community College and Paul Smith’s College. There are also money prizes each week and numerous gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses.

Tickets can be purchased at Kinney Drugs and Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Saturday, June 7, from WCSC members, and at Maurice’s Unisex Beauty Salon, and the I.B. Hunt Agency, a Division of Gordon W. Pratt Inc., during business hours.

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. Listen to WNBZ 1240 AM on Monday morning, June 9, 16 and 23 when the drawing will take place on the air, and the winners will be announced as they are drawn. Winners will be called in that order Monday evening starting at 6 p.m. to select their prize. All undrawn tickets remain in the drawing until the final one.

This year the club will award five $1000 scholarships to Saranac Lake High School seniors and three $1,000 scholarships to local continuing education students, for a total of $8,000.

Many of the prizes are on display in the window of the I.B. Hunt Agency at 84 Main Street. Founded in 1939, and this year celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the Women’s College Scholarship Club is made up of women from all walks of life who share an interest in promoting greater access to college for people in the Saranac Lake area. New members are always welcome. WCSC members are very grateful to all private and business donors for helping to make this a successful event.