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FPF Raffle – Quadricentennial Edition – Enter by July 1

Front Porch Forum Raffle Time! Did you know that it’s been 400 years since the first European laid eyes on our fair lake? Help mark the occasion… fill in the two blanks in the following sentence and post it to your FPF neighborhood forum to enter our raffle…

If I had a _________ for every year since Samuel de Champlain first saw Lake Champlain, I’d have _________.

Do it for fun. Do it for your love of our lake. Do it for a chance to win a prize. Or do it to help enliven your FPF neighborhood forum… But do it by July 1! Here are two efforts…

If I had a PENNY for every year since Samuel de Champlain first saw Lake Champlain, I’d have FOUR DOLLARS.

If I had an INCH OF RAIN for every year since Samuel de Champlain first saw Lake Champlain, I’d have OUR WET SUMMER OF 2009.

FPF members… copy and paste the unfinished sentence into a new email message and fill in the two blanks. Email it to [FPFneighborhoodforumname]@frontporchforum.com or post it via the web by going to http://frontporchforum.com/home, logging in, then clicking Post a Message: Using the Web.

Enter (multiple times if you like) on or before July 1, 2009. Act FAST! Bonus points if your entry has something to do with your neighborhood/town. Prizes as follows (one pair of tickets to each of the following events will be awarded):

July 5 – The Roots
July 5/6/7 – Only Drunks & Children Tell the Truth
July 7 – King Sunny Ade
July 8 – Counterpoint
July 9/10/11 – Territoires Feminins
July 11 – Ween
July 12 – Water Music
July 13/14 – Aurelia’s Oratorio

Thanks to our sponsors: Higher Ground, Burlington International Waterfront Festival and Burlington City Arts! Learn more about the Quadricentennial at http://www.celebratechamplain.org

UPDATE: See the eight winners and many of the other entries!

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10 comments

  1. Susan Ames says:

    If I had a deer tick for every year since Samuel de Champlain first saw Lake Champlain, I’d have 400 deer ticks to get rid of!

  2. Michael says:

    Good one, Susan. FYI, leaving a comment on this blog posting will not enter you in the FPF raffle. You must post your item to your FPF neighborhood forum (directions above in the blog posting). Cheers!

  3. Jan Hughes says:

    If I had a book for every year … I’d have a terrific library.

    Did not post when I used the address provided earlier ; (

  4. Jan Hughes says:

    If I had a different perennial plant for every year…I’d have a prize-winning garden!

  5. Dani says:

    Who/what forum is the person requesting a used laptop? I have one I don’t use anymore that still works that I’d be willing to part with. Let’s make a deal!

  6. Kathy Rude says:

    If I had twenty pounds of “Willis” for every year since Samuel de Champlain saw Lake Champlain, I would have a “Willis-ton”.

  7. Kathy Rude says:

    If i had a couple of degrees for every year since Samuel de Champlain saw Lake Champlain, I would have enough heat to clean my oven!

  8. Christine Thompson says:

    If I had a share of stock in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for every year since Samuel de Champlain saw Lake Champlain, I’d have enough money to go the Turks and Caicos : )

  9. David Fontaine says:

    If I had a side for every year since Samuel de Champlain first saw Lake Champlain, I’d have a quadradecadecagon.

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