Morrison County Historical Society to hold raffle in September

A log cabin pattern quilt, handmade by Char Welle, is one of the items that will be raffled off to benefit the Morrison County Historical Society.

    The Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) Board of Directors has assembled a set of raffle prizes to help the organization raise funds in service of its mission to preserve and share the history of Morrison County.

The most valuable prizes in the raffle are a handmade quilt in a log cabin pattern made by Char Welle, wife of Board Member Duane Welle, and a reproduction Kentucky long rifle donated by board president Stan Wielinski. In providing the back story of the rifle, Wielinski said it is at least 40 years old and was built and test-fired by Dick Brandt, a professional gunsmith. It is a black powder .45 caliber gun from Connecticut Valley Arms Inc.

Raffle prizes also include a Morrison County history reading package, which includes a basket of books from the MCHS and a butterfly chair; a “Pie a Month for Six Months,” with the pies to be made by Board Vice President Camille Warzecha; a framed piece of celestial button art made by Board Member Marlys Sebasky, with framing provided by Board Member John Lauer; a wood marquetry box made by Board Treasurer Lee Obermiller; and a pair of theater tickets to “Finding Neverland” at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, donated by Wielinski.

The raffle drawing will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the Little Falls Care Center, 1200 First Ave. NE, Little Falls, during the MCHS annual meeting event. Those who purchase raffle tickets need not be present to win, but they must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket or win a prize.

Tickets can be purchased at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls. They will also be available at the Morrison County Fair, Aug 10-13. MCHS will be presenting an exhibit in the Santa House, where raffle tickets can be purchased. Board members also have tickets, which will be for sale until an hour before the drawing.

For more information, call (320) 632-4007. See the prizes at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum.