Capt. Salem Avery Museum’s $5K Raffle Winner Named on Sunday
The Capt. Salem Avery Museum announced Carole Ann Leatherbury of Annapolis as the winner of the $5,000 raffle that was selected at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival held Sunday.
Leatherbury has supported the raffle for many years. A Capt. Avery spokesman said that Leatherbury said that she really felt that she would win this year—and she did!
Leatherbury’s roots are deep in Shady Side. She attended Shady Side Elementary School, actually living in a house behind the school. Her parents were Luther and Amy Rogers Leatherbury. She is the great niece of “Miss Ethel” Andrews, for many years the matriarch of the community. At one time her father owned the store at the corner of Cedarhurst and Shady Side Road, and the family lived above the store.
She purchased her winning ticket from long time friend Peggy Tucker who has been mailing tickets to a large group of people each year.
Leatherbury was very pleased to be the winner.
The raffle works by selling $10,000 worth of $5 tickets then giving away half of the money so that the winner gets $5,000 and the museum keeps $5,000. The money is used for ongoing museum programs and upkeep. The raffle has been a fall fundraising staple for many years.