Longtime Bergan Secretary Wins New Car in St. Pat’s Raffle

FREMONT – An annual festival favorite has drawn to a close, and with that, the raffle winners were drawn, too!

The St. Pat’s Fun Festival is a weekend of fun and fellowship for the parish, but the community highlight each year is the $10,000 Cash or New Car raffle. Community members purchase raffle tickets in the weeks leading up to the festival, and the winner is drawn on Sunday as the festival draws to a close.

This year’s winner is Judy Miles, who has been a secretary at Archbishop Bergan High School for 19 years. When we asked her how she felt when she found out she won, she said she was shocked. “I kinda screamed when I was on the phone. I’m pretty excited, it’s kind of hard to believe.” Instead of taking the $10,000 cash, Miles will be the proud owner of a brand new Ford Escape, donated by Diers.

“Judy is a secretary at Bergan, and very deserving of this,” said festival organizer Leonard Nielsen. “We had a good turn out this year overall.”

This year’s other raffle winners were:

  • Brendan Murray – $500 HyVee Gift Card
  • Jean Fauver – $500 HyVee Gift Card
  • Doris Johnson – $500 Walmart Gift Card
  • Nancy Schutt – $500 VISA Gift Card
  • Jeff & Laurie Forsberg – $1,000 Bergan Tuition Scholarship
  • Ron Ketchem – TORO Lawn Mower
  • Sue Woods – $500 Baker’s Gift Card
  • Lynn McIntosh – $500 Menard’s Gift Card