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A lot of excitement was generated at the Ceres Street Faire when the winning entries were pulled during the CUSD Foundation Fund Raiser Raffle Drawing on Saturday.

The first annual raffle was hosted by the Ceres Unified School District Foundation, in partnership with Ceres schools. The revenue from ticket donations will fund school activities throughout Ceres schools and provide supplemental classroom support to Ceres teachers.

A total of 12 prizes packages valued at $500 or more and a $5,000 grand prize were given away.

The $5,000 cash grand prize went to Tina Huckabee who purchased her winning ticket from daughter Ariel, who was selling tickets to support the Ceres High School Varsity Swim Team. The prize was donated by local businesses and community groups including: Bank of the West, Ceres Rotary, PMZ, Ceres Pro Tow, Vilas Farms, Ceres Lions Club, Wal-Mart and GL Bryant/General Petroleum.

Betty Martinez won the Sports package, which included $235 of golf and accessories donated by River Oaks Golf Course and $200 of miniature golf donated by Fun Works of Modesto. It also included a sports bag, bat, football and softballs. Martinez purchased her ticket from granddaughter Scarlet Martinez-Lloyd, a kindergartner at La Rosa Elementary.

Jane Harden of Ceres and Ralph Azevedo each won their own Miniature Golf Packages, $500 worth of miniature golf and activity passes donated by Boomers of Modesto.

J.W. Mack, who purchased a ticket to support Westport School activities, won the Personal Spa Package. It includes a variety of beauty and bath products, including a certificate for a hair makeover, manicure, pedicure and facial valued at $500. The items were donated by Feet & Facials of Ceres and Hi-Fashion of Ceres.

Winning $500 Grocery Packages were Roberto Ortiz, who purchased a ticket from niece and Adkison first-grader Adrianna Garcia; and Newby Herrick. Ortiz won $500 of free grocery certificates from Cost Less Foods of Ceres. Herrick's package included $500 of grocery certificates from Richland Markets and Save Mart supermarkets in Ceres. He also won a basket donated by Blue Diamond Almonds.

Susan Cain won a variety of items donated by Black Oak Casino worth $500. She was treated to a dinner for four, gift bags and more.

Mayra Toledo's name was drawn for the Auto Package. The prize package includes a $1,000 certificate for paint and bodywork for an automobile from Streamline Body Works of Ceres. Kragen Auto Parts of Ceres donated a bucket filled with car wash products.

Ed and Yolanda Aguilera were winners of the Restaurant Package featuring a $100 certificate from La Cascada of Ceres, and $100 from Golden Phoenix of Ceres. The prize included a basket donated by Blue Diamond Almonds. The Aguilera's purchased their ticket from grandson Abel Aguilera, a La Rosa fourth-grader.

Jennifer Magana won the Barbeque Package, featuring a fully loaded gas grill barbeque donated by Home Depot of Ceres.

A prize package of a table and chair set donated by Stuart's Fine Furniture of Ceres went to Mike Gill of Los Banos.

Martin Bonilla picked up a winning ticket that landed him a 51-inch flat screen Panasonic TV donated by Ceres TV. Bonilla purchased the ticket from his younger brother Rafael Bonilla, Adkison third-grader.

Participating in the drawing of winning tickets were students: Walter White first-grader Mickey Vaughn, Sam Vaughn fifth-grader Jazmine Vaughn, Blaker-Kinser eighth-grader Jamie Costa, Walter White fifth-grader Cassandra Solario, La Rosa third-grader Hannah Smith, La Rosa third-grader Zachary Smith; and business representatives Terrie Gamboa of Bank of the West, and CUSD Foundation board members Liz Hosmer, Arlene Vilas, and Dave McConnell, as well as Ceres TV owner Perdo Perez and Ceres Bank of the West branch manager Emily Carlson.

Eric Ingwerson, former mayor and PMZ real estate agent, was the emcee for the drawing.