Tracy Peterson, a 3rd-grade teacher at Ben-Gil Elementary, had the winning ticket for a guitar that was raffled off to raise funds for Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer camp for local foster children. The drawing for the winner was live-streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RFKCarlinville.
The guitar is signed by chart-topping Christian music artist Matthew West. Some of his top hits include “Hello, My Name Is”, “Forgiveness”, and “Broken Things”.
“I bought the tickets because I have heard wonderful things about Royal Family Kids camp and wanted to help out,” said Tracy. “I was so happy to win. I’m new to Christian music but really like it. I’m a fan of Matthew West.”
Royal Family Kids Camp is for foster children aged 6-11 from Macoupin, Montgomery and surrounding counties who are invited by DCFS coordinators. The camp is working hard to raise funds. All of its funding is through donations and it is 100% staffed by local volunteers from several area churches. All gifts are tax-deductible. Go to https://carlinville.royalfamilykids.org for details.