WILLISTON, N.D. - Second year Williston State College Welding students, under the direction of WSC Welding Instructor, Tim Delorme, are finishing the final touches on their newest raffle item, a 24' gravity-tilt car hauler trailer.
WSC Welding students first raffled off two trailers in January 2017, followed by two smoker/grills in May 2017 and 2018.
In the past three years, just shy of $20,000 has been raised.
The money covers the cost of the materials for each year's raffle project as well as the materials for the next year. Money is also used to purchase materials for smaller projects like metal roses, as well as for end of the year field trips. Past field trip locations include tours of McNeilus Steel and Precision Equipment in Fargo, ND; American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead, MN; and United Pulse Trading in Minot, ND.
"We went with a car hauler this year to do something different since we built smokers the last two years," explained Delorme. "This project is important because it gives my students hands-on experience. I call these '3-in-1' projects as students have to use their knowledge of print reading, layout, and welding to complete it."
Raffle tickets are now available and are $25 each.
Only 1,000 tickets are available. Tickets will be available until Monday, May 20 when the drawing will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the Western Star building (CTE) on the WSC campus.
Tickets are available for purchase in the front lobby of the CTE building Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until Monday, May 20 prior to the drawing at 12:00 p.m. Interested individuals can also call Delorme at 701.774.4272.
Winners do not need to be present to win. Purchasing a ticket is not a charitable donation. Proceeds raised from the raffle go to the WSC Welding Program for materials and to cover class activities like program-related field trips.
If interested in a raffle ticket, or to learn more about the Welding Program, please contact Tim Delorme at 701.774.4272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit www.willistonstate.edu, call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.