Culture, Of Course! raffle tickets now on sale

Fifth annual benefit set for May 4

You cannot lose when you buy a 50/50 Raffle Ticket as part of this year’s Culture, Of Course!, a benefit to support the Lincoln City Cultural Center. One lucky winner will take home three Ottoman Elegance rugs, each approximately 4’ x 6’6” imported from Turkey. The rugs were generously donated by Julie and Sener Otrugman of The Kelp Bed, in Lincoln City.

Another lucky ticket holder will have an amazing dining experience at The Bay House, the dinner for two from the restaurant’s five-course tasting menu with wine pairings hosted by Steve Wilson, Owner of The Bay House. Chef Kevin Ryan presides over the kitchen at this elegant establishment, creating a fine, changing seafood and meat menu (posted daily on the website). Only the freshest top-quality ingredients are used, plus the view is stunning.

Executive Director of LCCC gives cash Grand Prize to winner of 2018 Culture, Of Course! Raffle
Niki Price (left), Executive Director of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, presents the 2018 Grand Prize to winner Amy Graham.

And the grand prize? CASH! If your ticket is drawn, you will receive half the proceeds from all the raffle sales – a minimum of $1,000 but perhaps as much as $5,000. The drawing will be held at this year’s Culture, Of Course! Benefit Dinner & Auction, set for Saturday, May 4. You need not be present to win.

But, the greatest prize of all? Your contribution supports LCCC, including its many programs for the community. In 2018, LCCC hosted 322 events, from shows in the art gallery to Celtic concerts in the auditorium. From meetings to markets to mosaics, the LCCC offers programs for people of all ages and income levels – and the 50/50 raffle will help keep them coming in 2019 and beyond.

Buy your raffle tickets now! Raffle chances are $20 each, or six for $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold, so get your tickets before they sell out!

Rugs donated by The Kelp Bed for the 2018 Culture, Of Course! Raffle
Sener Otrugman (right) and Julie Reynolds Otrugman pose with their friend Chester Noreikis and three “Ottoman Elegance” rugs, at The Kelp Bed in Oceanlake. The Otrugmans, who own the antique and kilim shop, have donated the rugs as a prize for the annual Culture, Of Course! 50/50 Raffle, benefitting the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

You can buy tickets anytime online through the LCCC website, or in person at the LCCC Information Desk. You can also purchase tickets from Cultural Center Board members and Culture, Of Course! committee members.

Come meet and buy tickets from the Board and Committee members on March 21 from 4-6 p.m. at Safeway and at McKays.

To learn more, to purchase tickets, or to contribute to the cultural cause, call 541-994-9994.

About Culture, Of Course!

Culture, Of Course! is the premier event of the Lincoln City Cultural Center in which the local community comes together to raise money for the operations of LCCC and the improvement of the historic DeLake School building. The fifth annual Culture, Of Course! is set for Saturday, May 4 at the LCCC beginning at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is An Affair to Remember. The LCCC auditorium will become a cruise ship, sailing in the Mediterranean Sea and stopping at various ports of call for appetizers, dinner, entertainment, games, and more.

Full event tickets, including dinner, a signature cocktail, and a vocal performance by baritone Rocky Blumhagen, and much more, are $75 each. To purchase, call 541-994-9994 or head to

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