Thanks to the generosity of James Ralston from Hettick, a one-of-a-kind dining table is being raffled off to raise funds for Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer camp serving foster kids from Macoupin, Montgomery and surrounding counties.
Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 and are on sale through May 1. Raffle tickets can be purchased at these Carlinville locations: Crowe Boot and Shoe, Fringe Hair Salon, Deb’s Ceramics, Fenton Chiropractic or by calling Melissa Stuemke at 217-313-4856.
People can also buy tickets online through Paypal at www.paypal.me/CarlinvilleFirstRFK. Just make a note in the memo line that says “Table Raffle Tickets”.
The table is on display at Crowe Boot and Shoe, 218 W Main St. in Carlinville. It is 80” long and 32” wide and will sit 8 people comfortably. Called a live edge “river table”, it features natural edges with brilliant blue resin that looks like water flowing through the center. The table is made from an oak tree from James’s property. It took more than 25 hours to complete, not counting design and wood preparation.
On the underside of the table, James burned this quote into the wood, “For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:26.” “I thought that was kind of neat verse, since the table will be helping the kids,” said James.
“Tables similar to this one sell online for $3000-5000. Whoever wins this table will have an heirloom piece to pass on to future generations,” said Melissa Stuemke, Camp Director.
A live ticket drawing will take place on Facebook, May 2 at 6:49pm at facebook.com/RFKCarlinville.