LEWISTOWN - During a recent event at Foss Jewelers in Lewistown, a raffle was held for a $4,000 diamond ring donated to the Mifflin County High School Key Club to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House charity.
Denise Foss's daughter, Courtney Anastasi-Foss, is the President of the Key Club and it was her responsibility to come up with a fundraising idea.
"So many people bought tickets for the raffle, it's wonderful," Foss said.
Sentinel photo by KIERNAN SCHALK
Mifflin County Key Club auctioned off a diamond ring from Foss Jewelers to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. From left are club Secretary Finnian Saylor, Vice President Kiersten Capouillez, Lori Follmer, club President Courtney Anastasi-Foss, adviser Randy Fluke and activities coordinator Morgan Snyder.
Foss said the fundraiser generated $8,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, which offers lodging for the parents of children receiving critical medical care at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
"They take such good care of kids down there, you just never know when you are going to have a sick child," Foss said.
Lori Follmer, who stayed at the Ronald McDonald house with her late son Dylan Follmer, took part in the drawing.
Anastasi-Foss said after speaking with faculty at the Ronald McDonald they were able to track down the Follmer family.
Anastasi-Foss said it was nice to be able to give back something in the spirit of the season.
She phoned the winner shortly after the drawing. Colton J. Craig, a student at the high school, won the ring.