Clarenville Chamber of Commerce has released their
limited edition print for Christmas 2015. The print
selected is titled The Turkey Raffle by NL artist Norm
Raffle was an annual occurrence with the local service
club in Norman Bursey's home town of Lewisporte. Two
to three weeks prior to Christmas, club members would
assemble at 7:00 pm outside the busiest retail stores.
These retail stores would remain open until 9:30 p...m.
A frenzy of ticket selling would begin, with loud
speakers and cow bells. When all tickets were sold the
ticket wheel was spun. A winner would come forward
happy to have won a turkey. The ticket selling would
be repeated until the stores closed for the night. The
Turkey Raffle continued until Christmas Eve. There was
always a drive for one charitable cause or another.