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 Tri-Town News July 31th 2008 
'87 SCS Alumnus Wins SCSAA Vacations
Resort Property Raffle

SIDNEY - At the 10th Annual Sidney Central School Alumni Association (SCSAA) Luncheon, held on Sunday, July 20th, the winning raffle ticket for a deeded timeshare property at the premier Marriott Newport Coast Villas Vacation Resort located in Newport Coast, California, was drawn with the winning ticket being held by Diana (Ferrante) Thies. A 1987 alumnus of Sidney Central School, Thies currently resides in Bonita Springs, Florida with her husband Heinz.

When notified by phone of her winnings, her over-the-top response was, "Oh my god, you've got to be kidding, I've never won anything in my life ...I better go out and buy some lottery tickets, right now!" And, maybe she should, as the retail value of the property she won is more than $34,000.00!

Thies won this spectacular property for the cost of a $100 raffle ticket to support the activities of SCSAA and the establishment of the SCSAA Kristina T. Germond Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving SCS graduate embarking on a career in the teaching profession.

This unprecedented fundraising event was made possible by a generous donation of the property to SCSAA by Dick Germond, a `63 SCS alumnus, and his now deceased wife, Kristina, of Bainbridge.

Raffle Ticket Winner
WINNERS OF TIMESHARE: Diana Ferrante Thies and her husband, Heinz

As Printed in the Tri-Town Newspaper