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Prize launches fireworks

--- Contest ensures next year's show

(Published Aug. 22, 2007, 2:58 p.m.)

Pat Bladow, Geneva Lake West Chamber vice president, The Week; and Jim Saxton, chamber treasurer and fireworks committee chairman, Walworth State Bank; drew the winning tickets of the chamber fireworks raffle.

Winners included: First place, $300 cash to Tim McDonald of Illinois; second place, $150 gift certificate for a one-hour ski lesson for four from Gordy's Marine to Abbey Hildebrandt, Walworth; third place, $100 gift certificate for one parasail ride from Jerry's Marine to Brooke Brown, Fontana.

Saxton has been the chairman of the chamber's fireworks committee for 13 years. The 2007 July 4th show was worth over $22,000 raised from donations from the village of Fontana, the Abbey Resort, the village of Walworth and many primary and secondary homeowners in the area.

The Geneva Lake West Chamber is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting local businesses to grow economically while maintaining the cultural beauty and civic welfare of the communities it serves. For more information about the chamber visit www.genevalakewest.com.

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