Staff Council distributes turkey raffle tickets

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Eighteen winners will be chosen Friday.

By IVIE OKUNGBOWA

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

Staff Council distributed 97 turkey raffle tickets to staff during the Halloween candy giveaway Oct. 31 in the visual arts center.

Rosie Carreon, fine arts academic unit assistant, said 18 winners will be awarded a dinner provided by Bill Miller Bar-B-Q for a family of four including turkey, dressing and gravy or a frozen turkey during the raffle at 2 p.m. Friday in the faculty and staff lounge in Loftin Student Center.

Ten winners will receive a gift certificate to Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, and eight winners will receive a frozen turkey during the drawing, she said.

Jenney Vargas, student service clerk at the empowerment center, said the Halloween candy giveaway is a good way to bring employees together.

Ten members of Staff Council volunteered in the candy giveaway.

Vargas said since many staff are at the lower end of the pay scale, they should have opportunities like the turkey raffle to get something for free.

Susana Herrera, admissions and records clerk, received a bag of candy for her daughter but she said she thinks the sugar-filled treats cause health problems.

“I want to live long,” she said.

She said her daughter gets candy only once a year.

Herrera advised people to eat in moderation.

She lost 25 pounds in spring by participating in the “Biggest Loser” sponsored by the Wellness Committee.

Housekeeper Chevela Man said if she won a turkey, she would donate the turkey to her brother, whose leg was amputated six years ago because of a diabetic injury.

For more information, call 210-486-0413.

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