Winterfest X – Grand Raffle Winner

GrandRaffleWinnerThis year’s winner of the Winterfest X Grand Raffle was Brian Tiernan, father of current Ritamen Austin, ’15 and Michael, ’16.   Brian is pictured receiving his check from St. Rita President Ernie Mrozek, ’71 (right) and Director of Institutional Advancement John O’Neill,’79.  During Mr. Mrozek’s and Father Bernie Scianna’s, OSA,’83 last minute push to sell out the raffle, Brian gave it ‘one last try’ and purchased ticket number 976 to go with the three he had purchased in the weeks leading up to Winterfest.   Ten minutes later he was the lucky winner of the grand prize!  As they say, you have to play to win!  Congratulations to Brian and his family.  Winterfest X was another huge success, as witnessed by the 1,000+ revelers who attended this year’s ‘friendraiser’.   Each year the committee and room chairs continue to amaze all who attend by out-doing what the prior year room chairs were able to do.  This year saw a significant number of ‘first-timers’ to Winterfest, many of whom vowed to attend next year and have already committed to being room chairs.