It’s coming along nicely.
Idaho College carpentry students are in the final stretch of getting this year’s
Really BIG Raffle house ready before the July 9 drawing. On Wednesday, NIC
President Joe Dunlap toured the three-bedroom, two-bath home on a Syringa Park corner
lot in Post Falls. He talked to students like Jacob Smith, of Coeur d’Alene.
Smith has been a roofer for 12 years, but decided to go back to school to round
out his skills.
don’t want to be a roofer forever,” Smith said. “This program has been great.
Everyone’s been really helpful.”
carpentry students have been building houses in the area to be raffled off for
21 years. As NIC’s largest fundraiser, the successful program has provided thousands
of dollars to support NIC students and programs. Community members can try
their luck for a chance to win the $265,000 home as well as a $20,000 car,
$10,000 boat, $3,500 vacation package and $2,000 shopping spree. Only 5,000
raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each prior to the July 9 drawing. Early
ticket purchasers can qualify for additional prizes including a $750 Costco
gift card and a Silverwood Gold Season Pass.
This year’s grand
prize home is a single-level, three-bedroom, two-bath with more than 2,000 square
feet of living area. The home is located on a one-third acre lot that fronts
Syringa Park at 2728 Bunchgrass Drive. Features of the home package include vaulted
living areas, a large master suite with a walk-in, tiled shower, separate
office/den, skylights, a three-car garage, partial fencing and room for RV
Tickets can be
purchased now at North Idaho outlets including Super 1 Foods, Trading
Company Stores in Post Falls,
Stein’s Family Foods, Stock Building Supply, Lake City Ford, Buck Knives, the
NIC Workforce Training Center and the NIC Foundation Office. Idaho residents can also order by phone or
769-3271 or www.nic.edu/rbr.