The United Way of Seneca County is hosting a quilt raffle with proceeds benefiting the organization’s programs and services. This unique fund raiser is made possible through the generosity of two dedicated community residents Dick Laude and Marti McDannel. For years, Laude has been assisting McDannel and her husband by doing their taxes. As he wouldn’t take any money for his efforts, McDannel wanted to find some way to thank him. So the quilt maker decided to craft a quilt. Laude, a long time United Way supporter and volunteer, decided that the United Way should then benefit from McDannel’s thoughtfulness. The quilt measures 72 by 101 inches; it’s a long queen designed to cover the bed pillows eliminating the need for shams. It’s a Bargello pattern in batik fabrics and has an appraised value of more than $1,200. Tickets will be sold throughout the summer and are $5 for 1 or $20 for 5. Only 1,500 tickets are being sold. They are available through the United Way office, the Seneca Museum, and Sinicropi Florist. Volunteers will also be selling tickets at various community events including Canal Days and Empire Farm Days. The drawing takes place on September 21, 2016 at the Chamber’s September Business after Hours. The United Way of Seneca County, a non-profit organization, has been mobilizing community members to become more caring, making Seneca County a better place to live and work. For more information about the quilt raffle, contact United Way at 315.539.1135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.