ROCKLAND, Maine — The Penobscot School in Rockland is celebrating 25 years of service to the midcoast region. Kicking off the anniversary celebration is a fundraising raffle with the chance to win a week’s stay for four at a Tuscan villa in May-June 2012. The prize comes through the efforts of one of Penobscot School’s supporters, Nancy Harmon Jenkins. A teacher and student at Penobscot School, Jenkins will open her Italian home to the lucky winners for a week. Jenkins is a writer on food and food topics, and divides her time between Italy and Camden. Airfare is not included in the first prize. However, $1,000 toward expenses will be awarded to the winner.
The second prize is a $200 gift certificate to Amalfi On The Water in Rockland. Third prize is four bottles of organic wine donated by Chartrand Imports in Rockland.
Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold from July 1 through November, when the winners will be announced.
Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at Penobscot School, or from trustees of the school, and Caravans, Gemini Marine Canvas, The Sweets & Meats Company, The Farnsworth Art Museum Gift Shop, The Loyal Biscuit Company and Fiore: Artisan Oils and Vinegars in Rockland; Bay Chamber Concerts, Leonard’s, RAYR: The Wine Shop and The Market Basket in Rockport; and The Owl & Turtle Book Store in Camden.
For more information regarding tickets, visit one of the local businesses mentioned, call 594-1084, visit http://www.penobscot.us/ or stop by the school at 28 Gay St.