Denice Seebart of John Day must have thought she found the end of the rainbow when she picked up the phone recently.
She found out she’s the winner of $400 worth of groceries a month for one year from Chester’s Thriftway in John Day after her name was drawn in a Lake Creek Youth Camp fundraiser.
Store owner Bob Thompson partnered with the nonprofit for the big giveaway.
“I was just putting money towards it because I thought it was a nice fundraiser and going to a good cause,” Seebart said. “Little did I think I would win.”
Seebart ran Golden Heritage Adult Care Home in John Day for 27 years, retiring four years ago.
She said her husband Jack bought a ticket for both her and her daughter.
“I was the lucky one,” Denice said.
When asked if she’ll share the winnings with her husband, she jokingly said, “Maybe.”
Lake Creek Youth Camp, located about 32 miles southeast of John Day, caters to youth groups and families as well as other groups and individuals. The site includes a main lodge with fireplace and an eating and meeting space, five A-frame bunkhouses, bath houses and an open grassy area. For more information, visit lakecreekcamp.org.