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Travel Raffle Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Andy Grinsfelder

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces an exciting Travel Raffle.  The Travel Raffle will offer three amazing prizes; the grand prize is a dream vacation of the winner’s choosing, the second prize is a relaxing weekend getaway to Ellicottville, NY, and third prize will make its winner a Botanical Gardens VIP for 2018.  Travel Raffle tickets are $20 each and are available June 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017.

The grand prize winner will be able to choose their dream vacation.  The prize includes a trip for two to Ireland, Mexico, the Caribbean, wherever and whenever the winner would like to go.  Arrangements will be made for the winner through The Travel Team Inc. The prize voucher has a maximum value of $3,000. The winner can modify their package based upon their preferences and will have one year to redeem their trip. Due to fluctuations in travel pricing, all costs incurred above $3,000 are the sole responsibility of winner. This package is not redeemable for cash.

The second prize is a relaxing getaway to Ellicottville, New York.  Ellicottville is a vibrant four season community complete with outdoor activities in any season, ski resorts, charming shops, cafes, exciting events and so much more. Ellicottville is conveniently located one hour south of Buffalo; three and a half hours from Pittsburgh, PA; three hours from Cleveland, Ohio; and two and a half hours from Toronto, Canada.  The winner will enjoy a two-night stay at the Wingate by Wyndham in Ellicottville.  Nestled among the mountains, the Wingate offers an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center and a delicious breakfast buffet each morning. Whether the winner is interested in winter sports or a romantic getaway, Ellicottville is a wonderful place to escape to. Also included in the prize is $150 in cash.

The third place winner will become a Botanical Gardens VIP for 2018.  This winner will receive a one-year family membership to the Botanical Gardens, two tickets to the 2018 Lumagination Launch Party, an awesome January cocktail party to kick-off the Botanical Gardens’ winter light exhibit, two tickets to Taste of Paradise, the opening tropical rum party to the Botanical Gardens’ Spring Flower Exhibit in March and two tickets to Botanics and Brews, a fun July event complete with great music and craft beers.

Travel Raffle tickets are $20 per ticket.  Each ticket has three chances to win and only 700 tickets will be sold. Winning tickets will be drawn Friday, September 1 at the Botanical Gardens (winners need not be present).  Tickets can be purchased online at www.buffalogardens.com, in the Botanical Gardens’ Gift Shop, or by calling 716.827.1584 ext. 295. All proceeds benefit the Botanical Gardens. Tickets will only be sold to individuals 18 years of age and older.

Use #GardensRaffle and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

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