The Autumn on Parade festival has a new, larger tumbler for its 60/40 raffle this year thanks to the generosity of a local manufacturing company.
Employees of the E.D. Etnyre Company presented AOP committee member Dave Boehle with the new tumbler last week.
“I just love it. Thank you,” said Boehle.
Boehle contacted the company about making a new tumbler after the festival outgrew its old one last year.
Etnyre Production Engineer Eric Carreon designed the new tumbler.
“They just gave me the size they needed and gave me the leash to design it,” he said. “It took about a week to design.”
The tumbler is made of stainless steel and regular steel. “It should last quite a long while,” said Carreon.
Etnyre Lab Technician Nate Linbom crafted the tumbler from Carreon’s design.
“We made sure to touch it up so it didn’t get scraped,” he said. “Our paint department did the painting. They chose fall colors.”
The tumbler, estimated to cost around $1,200, has Autumn on Parade and leaves etched into it at each end with Etnyre’s logo at the bottom.
Autumn on Parade will be held Oct. 7-8 in Oregon. The 60/40 raffle is one of the scheduled events.
Last year’s raffle winner took home $10,170 when her winning ticket was pulled from the tumbler.
“We bought almost twice as many tickets as last year, so if we sell out someone will be winning close to $20,000,” Boehle said.
This year’s winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, Oct., 8 after the Harvest Time Parade.
Tickets cost $5 for book of six and can be purchased from any Autumn on Parade Committee member or these businesses prior to the festival: Stillman Bank (Oregon location), Harvard Bank (Oregon location), Joanne’s Total Image Salon, Snyders, Chili Pepper, Messies, Breakers, Jays, Red Stone Salon & Spa, Pepper Mill, Kunes Country, Merlin’s, Shell, and Chana Tap.
“If your favorite business sells the winning ticket they will win a cash prize that comes out of our 40%. So please support Autumn on Parade and our local businesses,” said Boehle.
Tickets will also be sold the weekend of Autumn on Parade by committee volunteers.
The winner does not have to be present to win. Proceeds from the sale of the raffle benefit the festival.