Christie Covert came to the Signal Mountain Lions Club Labor Day Barbeque expecting to enjoy good food and fellowship and went home the winner of a 2010 Ford Focus automobile. The ticket she had bought for the raffle was pulled as winner of the top prize. Over 40 other prizes, donated by area merchants, were also drawn.
From 11 a.m. Labor Day until 3 p.m. a steady crowd came to the picnic grounds behind the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club to enjoy 1,600 pounds of barbeque pork, brats, hamburgers and hot dogs wih all the fixings and by that time the food was all gone. In addition to the traditional funnel cakes, Lion Brian Eades' father, a Lion in Alabama, broughtg their club's cotton candy machine to make cotton candy for the children.
A number of volunteers helped club members with the food distribution, coming from several churches and parents and footbnall players from the middle/high school.
There were 25 to 30 craft booths set up and business there was brisk.
"The car raffle was a big success," according to Mike Grant, chairman of the event. "We sold all 550 tickets. At 1 p.m. we began the raffle and pulled the winning tickets for the 2010 Ford Focus and 42 other prize packaes. We greatly appreciate the support of businesses that donated certificates and gifts for the raffle. Lion John Niemeyer was the chairman for the raffle this year and did an outstanding job of organizing the whole event. It was the culmination of five months of work."
Winners, in additon to Mrs. Covert, were:
Barton Close, Cypher Gaming, Donino's Pizza, 517 Subs, Gas Appliances Unlimited and J&S Shoes; Gary Behler, J&S Shoes, Domino's Pizza, Southern Star and Tree House; Steve Hankins, Cypher Gaming, Domino's Pizza , Southern Star and Tree House; Marge McNutt, Domino's Pizza, Southern Star and Victory Lane Oil Change.
Also, Peter Hetzler, Gas Appliances Unlimited, Grapevine/Sharies; David Saluk, Domino's Pizza, J&S Shoes, Valvoline Oil Change; Brian Finley, A-1 Auto Repair, Cypher Gaming, Gas Appliances Unlimited, Hole Scoop Ice Cream and J&S Shoes; Stephen Snead, Abra Auto Body and Glass, Ace Hardware, Hole Scoop Ice Cream, J&S Shoes; Mel Tryon, Abra Auto Body and Glass, Ace Hardware, Hole Scoop Ice Cream, J& S Shoes;
Also, Steve McGinnis, Abra Auto Body and Glass, Ace Hardware, Hole Scoop Ice Cream, J&S Shoes; Roy Koskinen, Abra Auto Body and Glass, Ace Hardware, Hole Scoop Ice Cream; Margaret Herrin, Abra Auto Body and Glass, Citizens Tri-County Bank; Pat St. Charles III, Cutting Corners Framing, Grapevine/Sharties; Alexandria Deimling, Cutting Corners Framing, Grapevine/Sharties; Darrell Wyke, Nudo's Hair Care, Xpressomart SM.
Also, Delys Robinson, Nudo's Hair Care, Xpressomart SM; Larry Lawrence, Grapevine/Sharties, Pruett's; Mike Gallagher, J&S Shoes, Mountain Business Association, Southern Star; Nancy Bobo, Hole Scoop Ice Cream J&S Shoes, Mountain Business Association, Southern Star; Shelia Smith, Domino's Pizza, J&S Shoes, Valvoline Oil Change; Elizabeth Davenport, Domino's Pizza, 517 Sub, Gas Appliances Unlimited, J&S Shoes, Sport Zone; Megan Eades, Pruett's, Sport Zone; Karen Waling, SM Athletic Club; Bob Franklin, SM Athletic Club
Also, Augusto Webb, Stop-Go Custom T-Shirts; Scott Dieter, Dr. Riley-Lens Crafters; Ron Karns, Home Helpers; Liz Kilpatrick, Eyes on the Mountain; Gretchen Richards, SM Chiropractic; Davenport & Young, SM Insurance; Peter Hetzler, Chris Family Chiropractic; Kelley Henley, SM Pharmacy; Jordan Bishop, March Adams & Associates; Elizabeth Allen, SM Country Club; Richard A. Park, Industrial Welding Supply; Judy Solovey, JAX Liquor
Also, Thelma A. Lyman, UPS Store; Scott Adkins, SM Nursery; Scot Hill,, Tennessee Aquarium; Rebecca Deeg, Stangel Chiropractic; Bill Smith, Big Table Restaurant; and Andrew Cope, Big Table Restaurant.