Fun Vacations Focus of Cascade Theatre Sweepstakes

posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 9, 2013 at 10:59 am


NEW CASTLE, PA — The Board of Trustees of the non-profit Warner Film Center have announced the start of sales of 1,000 Sweepstakes-raffle tickets to the public.

Three major prizes are included in the raffle to be held on July 1, 2 and 3, 2013.

The third place winner will receive a complementary 3-night stay at a 5-star resort in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee near legendary Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Dollywood theme park, Oct. 11-13 (prime foliage time).

Second place winners will receive 5-star suite in fabled Nashville Tennessee for three fun-filled nights Sept. 13-15. The “Music City” resort is near Opryland and all major attractions.

The grand prize winner will enjoy a full seven-night luxury suite vacation at Orlando, Florida’s Bonnet Creek Resort, Aug. 23-29 (right before school starts). The resort features deluxe amenities and is close to Disney and Universal theme parks.

All accommodations are one-bedroom suites, sleeping two, with a fold-out couch in the living room for two more.

According to John Meyers, VP of the Warner Film Center group, “these lavish vacations amount to over $5,000 in total value.”

“In years to come,” William Zeiger, WFC Trustee/Secretary, said, “we hope to sponsor sweepstakes-raffles each year at resorts all around the world. It’s an exciting prospect and funds generated will go directly to our lasting tribute to the Warners' film birthplace in New Castle.”

Audrey Przybylski, Trustee, Historian for the Cascade Theatre project added, “The Warner Film Center will be as accurate as possible a representation of the Warmers' first theatre and life in Western Pennsylvania around 1907. Along with other attractions, visitors to the Warner Film Center will see multi-media presentations of life and times in turn of the century Pennsylvania, a depiction of the Warner family living room, presentations of early silent films like "The Great Train Robbery” and several beautiful murals created by New Castle artist, Kenneth Cole. Film and early city memorabilia will be available for inspection throughout the theatre/museum. This nostalgic depiction will truly be an educational experience as well as a fun, entertaining event for all ages."

WFC Treasurer, William Brown, explained the details. “Tickets are available at $10 each and only 1,000 tickets have been printed so odds are very good. Winners will be determined by the 3-digit, evening drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery for July1, 2, and 3. Funding was made possible by previously reported corporate donations. Tickets and marketing materials were donated by Madeline Matta of Matta State Farm Insurance Agency of New Castle. All proceeds go directly to the Warners' film birthblace construction and development fund.”

Persons interested in purchasing tickets for groups or for individuals can visit the WFC website or can contact any member of the WFC Board of Trustees, or call sweepstakes sales Chairperson, Tim May, at 724-652-0875. Cash, check or credit cards will be accepted. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

PHOTO CAPTION: Board member William Zeiger of Warner Film Center examines Vacation Raffle materials.

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