Tickets now available for annual Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle

2015 Elk Hunt Photo - Steve HensonTickets for the Dave Sherwood Memorial Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle are now on sale at selected outlets across Lewis and Thurston counties.

The raffle and hunt are back after a 3-year hiatus. Since 2012, more than $41,000 has been raised to benefit student scholarships to Centralia College.

Raffle tickets are $25. The winner will be allowed to hunt for a big bull elk (minimum three-point) on TransAlta Centralia land. The hunt is a modern rifle hunt set for Nov. 2-3.

The drawing will take at 4 p.m. Aug.5 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 at the Centralia College Foundation office.

Tickets are also available at the following retail locations:

  • Joe’s Outdoor Shop, Lewis County Mall in Chehalis
  • Sunbird’s Shopping Center in Chehalis
  • Book ‘n’ Brush in Chehalis
  • Market St. Ace in Chehalis
  • Lincoln Creek Lumber in Centralia
  • Lincoln Creek Lumber in Tumwater
  • Riverview Foodmart in Toledo
  • Ethel Market in Ethel (Highway 12)
  • Stanley Store in Onalaska (Highway 12)
  • Hedden’s Pharmacy in Tenino
  • Colton Pharmacy in Morton

This raffle and elk hunt is in honor of Dave Sherwood, 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 360-623-8942 or


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