Barbara Edwards, the quilt maker from Seeley Lake, Montana, asked our internal medicine specialist in Missoula, Dr. Dave Bostwick, to select the winning raffle ticket for us. Barbara's husband Scott took the photo of Barbara with Dave at his clinic in Missoula. The winner was Norma D. in Switzerland! Norma has been a long-time supporter of the ranch and visited us a few years ago when she was living in the U.S. She's participated in the raffle for several years running, and we were delighted that she won Barbara's beautiful quilt this time.
In case anyone might wonder about the impartiality of the drawing, it appears to me that since neither Barbara or Dave was looking at either the basket or the camera, it was truly a "blind" drawing. Although I wonder what the good doctor was holding in his hand behind his back. (Scalpel?) Hmm.
The raffle brought in $1,665 for the animals, so a big 'thank you' to everyone who purchased tickets. Thanks also to Dr. Dave for doing the honors on our behalf, since we couldn't be there to do it ourselves. And a really, really big 'thank you' to Barbara for doing another amazing quilt raffle for the ranch!