Winner drawn in United Way ATV giveaway

Celebrating the United Way all-terrain vehicle and trailer giveaway are, from left, United Way board member Ryan Lalonde, Executive Director Lori Greer, board member Peggy Haramis, board president Danny Aikman, campaign chairman Michael Galvin, campaign cabinet member Scott Rogers, and United Way staff members Sherry Davis and Shay St. Louis. Click photo to enlarge. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A lucky man from the Cornwall-area has won an all-terrain vehicle and trailer in the United Way’s campaign giveaway.

Bernie Carriere’s name was drawn Monday at noon from the hundreds of tickets inside a red drum at the United Way office on Fourth Street West.

After a short phone call with United Way Executive Director Lori Greer, she said Carriere was surprised by the win, saying “wow” a number of times in their conversation.

The other big wow is the boost the draw has given to the UW’s $710,000 campaign, in order to support 17 member agencies.

Roughly $19,000 in tickets were sold for the ATV and trailer.

Greer said they couldn’t have done it without the support of Irwin Supply and farmsigns.com

The United Way has a number of events coming up including a ball hockey tournament at Boston Pizza Oct. 17, a curling bonspiel on Nov. 27 and the Celebration Sleigh giveaway kickoff, also in November.

VIDEO of David Murphy drawing the winner:

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