By Andrew Van Demark
Dakota State University’s Phi Beta Lambda business club hosted their annual Sweetheart Raffle for the students during the first two weeks of February. The raffle was to help raise money for PBL’s State Leadership Conference at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. PBL set up in the Trojan Center Spectrum Lounge daily selling raffle tickets as well as going through the resident halls. Many businesses in the Madison community donated different prizes to the raffle fundraiser. PBL members were very active and played a significant role in helping out with the fundraiser by contacting businesses for donations, promoting the event, raising awareness on campus, selling raffle tickets, and going through the resident halls.
1. PBL Vice-President Tara Krause won the top prize package the “Romantic Night on the Town,” which included a free night at the American Inn suite, a $25 gift card to Skippers, 2 movie tickets to the West Twin Theatre, and a chocolate chip cookie from Classic Corner.
2. Caleb Clements won the 2nd package “Cupid’s Love,” which included a $25 gift card to El Vaquero Mexican restaurant, a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, a haircut, and 1 rose.
3. PBL President Zach Merrill won the 3rd package “Rolling Strike,” which included a $10 gift card to Cherry Lanes bowling alley, a $25 gift card for Stadium grill, and 1 rose.
4. Kortni Moser won the 4th package “Classic Puppy Love,” which included a $25 gift card to Nicky’s diner, a pie from 2nd street diner, and 1 rose.
5. Hayden Erickson won the 5th package “A Gift for Her,” which included a gift card for Mochavino, a pie from 2nd street diner, and 2 coffee mugs.
6. Jen Hauf won the 6th package “Treat Yourself,” which included a free haircut, chocolate, and a teddy bear.
7. Hayden Erickson also won the 7th package “Heart Attack,” which included a heart necklace, a $15 gift card for the Madison Nursery, and a box of conversation heart candy.
8. Caleb Clements also won the 8th prize “Bear Hug,” which included a teddy bear, Valentine’s Day decorations, and chocolates.
All photos submitted by Andrew Van Demark