Henson, who lives in Chehalis, is a retired employee of the TransAlta Centralia Generation plant. He won the opportunity to hunt on TransAlta land for a single bull elk, three-point minimum, during the upcoming modern rifle hunting season.
Henson’s winning ticket was drawn Aug. 3 at the Centralia College Foundation office. A total of 354 tickets were sold garnering $8,850. The proceeds will be split between a 2015-16 scholarship and the Dave Sherwood Endowment.
Rob Sherwood, Dave’s brother, was present at the drawing.
“I am grateful so many students will benefit from the proceeds in Dave’s memory,” he said.
The Dave Sherwood Memorial Elk Hunt Raffle began five years ago shortly after TransAlta employee Dave Sherwood died while hunting elk in east Lewis County.
“TransAlta wanted to do something to remember Dave and his love for hunting. They offered an annual Elk Hunt Raffle to the Centralia College Foundation with the proceeds going to a scholarship in Dave’s name,” said Julie Johnson, director of alumni and donor relations for the Centralia College Foundation. “The raffles have been so successful, we’ve been able to establish a Dave Sherwood Endowment to create a sustainable source of scholarships for the college in Dave’s memory.“
For more information on the Centralia College Foundation, visit foundation.centralia.edu or call 360-736-9391, ext. 290.