VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE & EPIC RAFFLE

2020 presented its challenges, and we are proud to say that we, as an organization, rose to meet them with a smile and hearty, ‘We got this!’ Now, as this year winds to an end, we would like to celebrate all the things we are thankful for and provide a ‘sunny’ way for us to all be together again having fun.

Join us online via Zoom on Wednesday, December 16th from 10am – 4pm for a day filled with games, learning, merriment and one epic raffle! Throughout the day, we will have fun activities, presentations, trivia, music… scheduled. Come and go, but don’t miss the raffle drawings that will happen during each module and during our 3-4pm cocktail party finale! Detailed schedule will be posted in early December.

Our grand prize is a $500 Portsmouth A-La-Carte card

• donated by Granite State Ambassadors to thank our volunteers and friends for their continued support. This grand prize has NO expiration or black-out dates and can be used at ANY Portsmouth A-La-Carte participating member. Using it as a get-away is a suggested use.

Use it to plan your perfect NH Seacoast Getaway!

Stay at the historic Martin Hill Inn, in downtown Portsmouth. Stays range from $120-$240/night depending on season and day of week. Use the balance of your card to make your own package. Participating businesses include 18 restaurants, 10 retail and The Gundalow, Face, Body, Spirit Spa, The Music Hall, Portsmouth Harbor Cruises and more…

Tickets are on sale now – Raffle Ticket sales will support our 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2021!
1 ticket $20 | 3 tickets $50 | 7 tickets $100 | 10 tickets $130

BONUS TICKETS: The NHGSA staff chose some ticket numbers at random. When those numbers are purchased, they will receive a bonus entry!

** After you purchase your tickets, visit https://surveyhero.com/c/epic-raffle2020 to select which prize drawings you would like to be entered in to ensure you love what you win. All tickets (including winning ones) will be entered in the grand prize drawing.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
Note: Debit cards cost us a lot less in fees to process than credit cards.

or BY CHECK by mailing to Kelly’s home office at: Granite State Ambassadors  PO Box 417  Campton NH 03223. Put “Raffle” on the memo line.

We will email you copies of your numbered raffle tickets.

Additional donated Raffle prizes include (more coming…):
Click on the images to view the donors website.

Gift box featuring our own Patty Mason’s gourmet nuts, cute cocktail napkins, and 2 bottles of red wine. Patty’s Nuts are a mix of almonds, cashews, peanuts, and walnuts, roasted in locally grown herbs, maple syrup, and the rest is a secret…  As for the wines, one is a 2016, Simi Merlot, estate grown and other is the NH liquor commission’s special release wine – Live Free Cabernet Savignon, Alexander Valley CA 2017.  Donated by Patty Mason.
Gift box featuring our own Patty Mason’s gourmet nuts, cute Christmas cocktail napkins, and 2 bottles of white, Chardonnay wine (Silverado Vinyards 2017 estate grown Chardonnay and Talbott’s Kali Hart 2018 estate grown Chardonnay. Patty’s Nuts are a mix of almonds, cashews, peanuts, and walnuts, roasted in locally grown herbs, maple syrup, and the rest is a secret…   Donated by Patty Mason.
4, 1 day trail admission tickets to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness
  Two passes, each for one, 2-hour guided tour or a safe-carload driving your own car up the Mount Washington Auto Road for 2021 season.
  $25 Portsmouth A la Carte Card (we will draw 2 winners)
  One overnight stay at Common Man Inn in Claremont up to $135 (no expiration date), plus a $25 bonus card (expires 12/30/21) to use at the adjoining Common Man Restaurant in Claremont.
   $25 bonus card to use at any Common Man family restaurant excluding Common Man Roadside locations. Expires 12/30/21
   $50 Flying Monkey gift card which can be used towards the purchase of event tickets via our box office or for dinner at the venue before a performance. Plymouth. No expiration date.
   $25 gift card to Diz’s Cafe on Elm Street in Manchester. (we will draw 4 winners)
   Seacoast Science Center family four pack for admission. (we will draw 2 winners)
  Four-pack of Fisher Cats Tickets. Good for any 2021 regular season game – box seat in section 100-101. You can upgrade to a premium seat within section 102-116 for $4. At least 1 ticket in your pack will have a coupon for $10 off your purchase of $75 at The Foundry. Manchester (we will draw 2 winners)
   Two pack of Fisher Cats Tickets. Good for any 2021 regular season game – box seat in section 100-101. You can upgrade to a premium seat within section 102-116 for $4. At least 1 ticket in your pack will have a coupon for $10 off your purchase of $75 at The Foundry. Manchester
   Two consecutive nights camping at Branch Brook Campground, Campton with water and electric. Branch Brook Campground is just off Exit 28 in Campton and has 160 acres and a mile of Pemigewasset River waterfront. Kayak rentals and shuttles are available for additional fee.
   NH State House Visitor Center 2020 Ornament
 Cozy Tea Cart white ceramic teapot with matching tea canister, plus 7 oz of TCTC Spice loose tea.
   Eastman Cross Country Center certificate good for 2 trail passes with XC rentals. Grantham (we will draw 3 names)
   Eastman Golf Links certificate good for two people to play 18-hole rounds of golf with cart. Grantham (we will draw 2 winners)
 Tickets to Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth (more info coming)
  Gift card for an excursion for 2 on the Mount Washington Cog Railway.
   Gift Certificate to Stark Brewing Company, Manchester good for 1 case of Stark Beer; 1 bottle of Stark Vodka; 1 bottle of Stark Rum AND $25 Gift Card. Redeemer must present coupon in person. Redeemer must be at least 21 years of age. Not valid on 16oz cans for case of beer. Not eligible with any other offers or discounts. Valid through 12/24/2021.
 $30 gift card to the Naswa Resort’s Blue Bistro, Weirs Beach (We will draw 2 winners)
   NH Correctional Industries Retail Outlet Wooden Message Frame
  Granite State Ambassador logo’d cinch sak & $10 credit for GSA merchandise or training
Granite State Ambassador logo’d insulated wine mug & $10 credit for GSA merchandise or training (we will draw 2 winners)
   One night stay at the new Tru Hilton, 135 Spring St, Manchester (more info coming)

Quilt: Visiting the Old Man,  22″ x 22″
Pieced, Quilted and donated by Pam Magrath
This pattern was the 2020 Quilter’s Trek creation of:Patches Quilt Loft & Embroidery
1442 Candia Rd, Manchester NH 03109Quilter’s Trek is an annual, international quilting event. Quilt shops can choose to participate by joining the Trek. It’s a way to get quilters to support local quilt shops and travel to visit new shops. Each year has a theme and each shop creates a special block to that theme.This pattern ‘Old Man’ was created as part of the 2020 Trek. The theme was “True Blue” and each pattern had to include some blue fabric. During a designated time frame, quilters collect a specified number of patterns and complete a quilt. The first to finish a quilt for each shop wins a prize.
   Wright WWII Museum – 1 year family membership. Expires 12/31/21
 Castle in the Clouds gift certificate good for 2 adults and 2 children. Moultonboro. Expires 10/24/21

Fine print: 

Your official tickets will remain in our office to be added into the drawing. We will email you copies of your numbered tickets.

How it will work. After you purchase tickets you will be directed to a form to choose which drawings you would like to be interested in. If you purchased 3 raffle tickets, select the 3 drawings you would like to be entered to win. Your tickets will only be in these drawings, so you will be sure you love what you win. Your winning tickets will be returned to the drawing for the grand prize.
* If we add more items at a later date and you would like to swap your choices, email Kelly at kelly@nhgsa.com.

Grand prize $500 Portsmouth A-La-Carte card has no expiration date and can be used at any participating businesses. Other prizes were donated and may have a one year expiration date.

Granite State Ambassadors is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit.
While raffle ticket purchases are not tax-deductible, your additional
year-end donations of support are always appreciated!

Under the CARES Act, you can now take a deduction for up to $300 in charitable contributions even if you don’t itemize on your 2020 tax form. If you really want to spread the love, on itemized tax returns donors can also elect to deduct cash contributions up to 100% of your 2020 adjusted gross income. This is up from the previous limit of 60%. Your tax-deductible donations to “Granite State Ambassadors” can be mailed to our office at 470 Mast Road, Goffstown NH 03045. Please write “Donation” on the memo line.

Questions / concerns: Kelly Bryer 603-960-0272 kelly@nhgsa.com