The Gunnar Bjorkland Memorial Raffle

This year the Festival of {Giving} Trees was honored to receive donations in memory of Gunnar Bjorkland. Gunnar started volunteering with the Festival when he was about 12 years old.  He was the volunteer you could ask do anything and he willingly went and accomplished it.  Gunnar eventually became a committee member and then he was on the Board of Directors.

Not only did Gunnar volunteer himself but he recruited his family and friends to come help.  He was a take charge kind of guy that got the job done.  We could always rely on his help and support for the Festival. If you would like to volunteer like Gunnar did we’d love to have you

We have not only started a scholarship in Gunnar’s name but an annual raffle that we will do in his memory. The raffle will have over $2000 in prizes and the majority of the money raised will go to our beneficiaries with the original donated amount being held in a special account so that we can make this an Annual Gunnar Memorial Raffle.

This year our raffle theme will be “Spending time with family and friends”. Sometimes we don’t take the time and realize it too late – take the time!

Some of the items we will have in this raffle are:

The raffle tickets this year will be $20 each with the value of the prize, all of which will be won by one lucky person, is valued at over $2000!

  • Blackstone ProSeries 2-Burner 28″ Griddle Cooking Station with Hood
  • Blackstone Griddle Accessories (spatulas, burger press, and more)
  • Blackstone Griddle Accesssory Bag
  • Outdoor Patio Heater
  • Tailgate Speaker
  • Oakley Sunglasses
  • Tesla T-shirt
  • Tesla Baseball Hat
  • GoCube The Connected Electronic Bluetooth Cube
  • Versapong Portable Beer Pong Table / Tailgate Game with Backpack Carry Case and Balls
  • Gosky 12×50 ED Glass Monocular- Ultra HD Multi-Coated Waterproof Monocular Telescope
  • SOLO STOVE Bonfire Backyard Bundle
  • Life is Good Cornhole Boards
  • and more
Memorial Raffle Items

4 thoughts on “The Gunnar Bjorkland Memorial Raffle

  1. To Gunnar: I will always remember the fun we had over the years at the Festival. You were so funny and always upbeat. As a volunteer and a member of the Festival of Giving Trees (FOGT) event committee, as well as a FOGT Board of Directors, you always gave 100%. You became not only a good friend but a part of our FOGT family. I will miss you always.

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