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This year’s theme for the cornstalk critters is called “Scarecrows of Sports”. Included in the mix of eight straw-filled characters are NHL hockey legend Bobby Orr from the Boston Bruins, 12-time NBA All Star Larry Bird from the Boston Celtics, home run record-setter David Ortiz from the Boston Red Sox, 5-time NFL Super Bowl winner Tom Brady from the New England Patriots, 7-time NASCAR Champion Richard Petty, World Champion Heavyweight Boxer Muhammad Ali along with his flamboyant Boxing Promoter Don King. All of the scarecrows have traditional Annalee Doll faces! They are posed and dressed in such a way that makes them easy to recognize. The famous cornstalk critters will be on display and available for photo ops between 10:00am and 3:00pm daily.
As part of their annual Hobo Harvest Time Express Fall celebration, the Hobo Railroad is hosting a “Take Bode Home” raffle in support of Olympic Medalist and four-time World Cup Skiing Champion Bode Miller’s Turtle Ridge Foundation. The grand prize of the raffle is the one-of-a-kind, life-sized scarecrow of Miller Annalee artisans made using Bode’s very own U.S. Ski Team race gear!
Established by Bode Miller in 2005 to support innovative and progressive adaptive and youth athletic opportunities in local communities, the Turtle Ridge Foundation seeks to provide a voice to people and organizations that offer the opportunity for the disabled community and young people to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities that would not readily be available to them without their assistance.
The “Take Bode Home” raffle as it’s being referred to, kicks off at the Hobo Railroad this coming Saturday, September 23, 2017, and will last through Sunday, October 22, 2017. The grand prize winner will receive a unique, life-sized scarecrow of the Olympic Gold Medalist dressed completely in his very own gear which includes one of his U.S. Ski Team training suits, a race bib (#32) that he wore at one of the World Cup races held at Beaver Creek, CO as well as one of Bode’s well-known orange and white POC race helmets. The package also includes a new, unmounted pair of Bode’s Head World Cup slalom skis, a deluxe overnight stay for two at the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, NH as well as a pair of lift tickets to Cannon Mountain – the mountain where the Olympian and four-time World Cup Champion first learned to ski.
Tickets for the “Take Bode Home” raffle in support of the Turtle Ridge Foundation will be available for $5.00 each and booklets of ten raffle tickets will be available for $50.00 at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH starting Saturday, September 23, 2017. Winning numbers for the raffle will be drawn on Monday, October, 23, 2017 and participants don’t have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone and E-mail, while 100% of the proceeds from the “Take Bode Home” raffle will support the Turtle Ridge Foundation, a non-profit organization.
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