Fantasy Vacation Drawing
September 9, 2018
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.
American Queen Steamboat - Americana at its best. Embark on a 9-day journey rolling down the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis on the historic American Queen Steamboat, the ONLY true paddle boat on this great river. Hear the riverlorian speak of the life on the Mississippi. See Civil War history and antebellum homes up front. Experience the southern breezes and slow pace.
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.
Gems of Britain - This 8-day trip includes Quintessential British heritage, traditions and landscapes over a 5 day journey plus 3 more nights in London. This feature-packed and spirited journey captures the essence of Britain. It includes a fantastic cross section of Britain's historical towns, traditional heritage, cultural figures and idyllic scenic landscapes.
Hawaii - Warm breezes, relaxed atmosphere and inviting beaches are waiting for you. Savor 7 glorious days in Hawaii at a first-class resort and spa. Take a stroll through Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach, visit historic Pearl Harbor and experience the stunning views and crystal clear waters. With landscapes that include coral reefs, rainforests and active volcanoes, the diverse fauna and flora here makes Hawaii a wildlife paradise, where it is possible to go whale watching and snorkel with sea turtles.
Irish Elegance - Enjoy 9 days of the very best sights and scenery of Ireland including the Wild Atlantic Way. Begin your journey with one of the finest culinary experiences in the world – a lively evening of dinner and wine at the magnificent Ashford Castle. Stop in Dublin for a VIP priority entry to the Book of Kells. Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lakelands and remote villages as you travel the Ring of Kerry and visit the turreted Neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey.
Italian Intermezzo- Dive into the Italian culture through dining, touring and exploring. Travel to elegant Verona, legendary home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. On your romantic gondola serenade, glide along the atmospheric canals whilst musicians set the mood with traditional songs in Venice. Journey to Pisa and see the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles, and enjoy the vineyards of the Chianti region
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 9 at Borba Ranch in Madera.