Fantasy Vacation Drawing
September 10, 2017
Take a chance and maybe win a vacation of a lifetime! By entering the Fantasy Vacation drawing, your donation will help to provide students a chance to fulfill their educational endeavors. This year’s Fantasy Vacation raffle offers six exciting destinations to choose from should you be the lucky winner.
Alaska Cruise - Enjoy the leisure of a 10-day journey through North American waters from San Francisco to Alaska. Capture an incredible view of the wildlife - picture a coast lined with brown bears fetching salmon from the crisp water, gaze at beautiful bald eagles flying above, marvel at breaching 40-ton humpback whales. Plus, take advantage of the spectacular glacier-viewing opportunities.
America’s National Parks – Experience the heart of America’s deep history on this 10-day excursion. Visit the Crazy Horse memorial followed by the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Journey to the Little Bighorn Battlefield and tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated. Make a stop at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then continue through the Shoshone National Forest to Yellowstone National Park. Visit the breathtaking glacier-fed Jenny Lake at Grand Teton National Park and conclude with a sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City.
Azores Islands – For all the Portuguese friends in our great Ag community! Explore the beauty of magnificent Azores – an outline of garden-like islands on the horizons of the Atlantic Ocean. You will be impressed by the sapphire blue and emerald green lakes, fertile prairies, colorful hydrangeas and azaleas, 15th century churches and majestic manor houses. These poetically-named islands enjoy year-round mild temperatures. Spend 7 nights on two islands - San Miguel and Terceira - or tailor your trip to the islands of your choice.
Costa Rica –This 7-day adventure will cover the highlights of this beautiful country from rainforests to volcanos to coffee plantations. Travel to Poas Volcano for an up-close view of the enormous crater and its deep green lake. After a visit to Arenal National Park, venture into the jungle canopy on the Arenal Hanging Bridges followed by a stop at Tabacon Hot Springs. Enjoy a Tropical Mangrove Cruise down the Tarcoles River For the last stop, visit the stunning white sand beaches and evergreen tropical forests at Manuel Antonio National Park.
Greek Islands - 10 days of stunning scenery, sun-soaked beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea and tasty Greek cuisine. Your tour starts in Athens with guided sightseeing and a visit to the Acropolis. Sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and spend three nights on the island of Mykonos which has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, famous windmills, and whitewash houses. Then spend three nights in Santorini where you can stroll the cobblestone streets and enjoy tastings at famous wineries.
Iberian Tapestry - This 9-day Spain and Portugal tour weaves together the sights and cultures of their most famous cities—Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, and Seville. Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi's masterpiece. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting. In Toledo, visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.
The winner will receive not only a trip but also $1,000 in cash to spend. As in the past, ticket sales will be limited to the first 2,000 tickets purchased at $25 each or 5 for $100. The drawing will take place at the Ag Boosters BBQ on September 10 at Borba Ranch in Madera.