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David Chote and his grandson, Stetson, are seen here, having just purchased raffle tickets, at a table set up in front of American Artisans.

Camera Raffle Underway at Mena Art Gallery and Area Banks

BY JANIS GEYER SHULL –

A new Nikon D3200 DSLR camera could be yours this Christmas.  On Friday, December 13, one lucky individual will win this 24.2 megapixel camera package valued at $775.  The package includes an 18-55 zoom lens, camera bag, rechargeable battery pack, 16 GB memory card, and wireless remote.

You can purchase your chance to win at Chambers Bank, Diamond Bank, First National Bank, Union Bank and Mena Art Gallery.  Tickets are $2 for one or three for $5.

This fundraising event is being sponsored by the Photo Show Committee at Mena Art Gallery. Proceeds will support the annual photography competition to be held in August, 2014.  This show has become known for its excellence in photography and for its $3,000 in cash awards.