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REMINDER: SPJ Madison holiday party and raffle to be held Dec. 13

Prizes include B&B stay, Overture Center tickets, distillery tour and tasting, more

MADISON — The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in conjunction with the Capitol press corps, will hold its annual holiday party and raffle Thursday, Dec. 13 from 7-10 p.m.

Proceeds from the raffle will go to an annual fund at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication to support students interested in journalism with unpaid – or underpaid – internships.

All area journalists and journalism supporters are encouraged to attend the free event/potluck, held at the Argus Bar, 123 E. Main St. in Madison. Please bring a dish to pass.

Raffle prizes pledged so far include:

*Two-night stay (sleeps four) at Mike Ivey’s Snow Palace B&B in Ironwood MI, $160 value.

*One-year subscription to WisPolitics.com, courtesy WisPolitics.com

*Two tickets, American Players Theatre, courtesy APT

*Two tickets to Finding Neverland at the Overture Center, courtesy Overture

*Distillery group tour and tasting, State Line Distillery, $250 value, courtesy of State Line

*Two tickets to Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest, $100 value, courtesy of Isthmus

*Basket of books from local authors, including Rick Pifer, Michael Stevens, and Gay Strandemo, $100 value

*One-year membership to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s Watchdog Club ($1,000 value) and a WCIJ beer stein, courtesy WCIJ

*Two UW Badgers basketball tickets and parking pass, courtesy Wisconsin State Journal

*Gift basket of assorted beers, courtesy Wisconsin State Journal

*Cross-country skis, courtesy of Sam Martino

*Two bags, Just Coffee, courtesy Just Coffee

*WPR sweatshirt (medium) and socks, $25 value, courtesy of Breann Schossow

*SPJ National gift basket, courtesy of Joe Radske (SPJ Region 6 Director)

*Curated beer selection by Chris Drosner, aka Beer Baron, courtesy Chris Drosner

*Softsided small Badger cooler with a 8-pack of mixed Wisconsin Brewing beers and a pineapple themed picnic set, courtesy of Dee Hall

*Gift certificates for Walker House, Aqualand Ale House, Food Fight, Working Draft Brewing Company and Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

*$20 gift cards each to Graft, Rockhound Brewing Co., Old Sugar Distillery and Red Sushi, courtesy of SPJ Madison

Please consider donating a raffle prize. Contact Breann Schossow, SPJ acting president, at spjmadisononline@gmail.com for details on donating.

Get the latest news and updates by RSVPing to the event on Facebook.

The annual holiday party and raffle continues the tradition of SPJ Madison and local journalists raising money to advance journalism. In the past, the raffle has generated donations to the Tom Mulhern Scholarship for Sports Journalism at UW-Madison, Simpson Street Free Press and the Elliott Maraniss and David Maraniss Scholarship at UW-Madison.

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