2016 Elk Hunt Raffle


2015 Elk Hunt Photo - Steve Henson
2015 Raffle Winner Steve Henson

Tickets for the annual Dave Sherwood Memorial Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle will go on sale beginning March 7 at selected outlets across Lewis, Thurston, and Cowlitz counties.

More than $8,500 was raised last year for scholarships in Sherwood’s name. Since 2012, more than $33,500 has been raised.

Raffle tickets are $25. The winner will be allowed to hunt for a big bull elk (minimum three-point) on TransAlta Centralia Mine lands. The hunt is open to all modern rifle, late muzzleloader, and late archery hunters, and will take place during the appropriate hunting season in November.

The drawing will take at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Centralia College Foundation office (corner of Iron Street and Centralia College Boulevard). The winner need not be present to win. All proceeds go toward a Centralia College scholarship in Dave Sherwood’s name.

The winner is responsible for buying a Washington hunting license and tag, and will be accompanied by a TransAlta representative during the hunt.

Tickets can be purchased by cash or check through Sandy Yanish (sandy_yanish@transalta.com) at TransAlta’s main office in Centralia or at Centralia College Foundation office.

To buy tickets with a debit or credit card, go to the Foundation office.

Tickets are also available at the following retail locations:

  • Joe’s Outdoor Shop at the Lewis County Mall
  • Sunbird’s Shopping Center
  • Book ‘n’ Brush in Chehalis
  • Ethel Market in Ethel (Highway 12)
  • Stanley Store in Onalaska (Highway 12)
  • Grand Mound Licensing in Grand Mound
  • Hedden’s Pharmacy in Tenino
  • J&S Guns in Olympia
  • The Gun Shop in Longview

This raffle and elk hunt is in honor of Dave, who passed away from a tragic accident while hunting for elk near Mount St. Helens in 2011. Dave was a popular and respected manager at the Centralia TransAlta plant.

For more information on the Elk Raffle, contact the Foundation office at 360-736-9391, ext. 290, or foundation@centralia.edu.



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