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SPJ Madison announces holiday party and raffle

See new raffle prizes added below, 12/6/16

MADISON — The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in conjunction with the state Capitol press corps, will hold its annual Holiday Mixer and Raffle on Thursday, Dec. 15.

The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Argus Bar, 123 E. Main St., just a block off the Capitol Square in Madison. All area journalists and journalism supporters are invited, and the event is free.

All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the David Maraniss and Elliott Maraniss Scholarship at UW-Madison. The scholarship aims to help women and minority journalists, and includes a summer internship at the Capital Times in Madison.

Visit the scholarship page for more information or to make a donation.

The holiday party will feature a potluck meal, so please bring an appetizer, side dish, main dish or dessert to share.

Prizes include:

  1. Ten-volume collection of David Maraniss books, courtesy Simon & Schuster

  2. Weekend getaway at Circle M Market Farm B&B, Blanchardville, courtesy Circle M Market Farm

  3. Two, six-month subscriptions, Wisconsin State Journal, courtesy, Wisconsin State Journal

  4. Two tickets to Phantom of the Opera, courtesy Overture Center

  5. Free night’s stay at Trempealeau Hotel, courtesy Trempealeau Hotel

  6. Use of Northern Michigan cabin, courtesy Mike Ivey

  7. Two tickets, Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival, courtesy Isthmus

  8. Two American Players Theatre tickets and APT book, courtesy APT

  9. $100 Food Fight gift card

  10. $50 Food Fight gift card

  11. Two Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball tickets plus parking pass, courtesy Wisconsin State Journal

  12. Nashville gift basket and two copies of “Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South,” courtesy Andrew Maraniss

  13. WORT gift package, including Capital Brewery tours, Bos Meadery tasting, and more, courtesy WORT

  14. Autographed Greg Gard/UW basketball, courtesy UW Athletics

  15. Books and gift certificate package from Mystery to Me bookstore, courtesy Mystery to Me

  16. $50 Madison Originals gift certificate, courtesy Dee Hall and Andy Hall

  17. Wisconsin Public Television gift package, courtesy WPT

  18. Wisconsin Public Radio gift package, courtesy WPR

  19. Capital Times swag packages, courtesy Capital Times

  20. Creative Company client gift package, courtesy Creative Company

  21. $30 gift certificate, Aqualand Ale House, Boulder Junction, courtesy Aqualand Ale House

  22. $30 gift certificate, Walker House, Mineral Point, courtesy Walker House

  23. $25 gift certificate, Next Door Brewing Company, courtesy SPJ Madison

  24. $25 gift certificate, Vintage Brewing Company, courtesy SPJ Madison

  25. Beer Baron 6-pack sampler, courtesy Chris Drosner, aka Beer Baron

  26. Signed books/cartoons from Bill Lueders, Stu Levitan, Ron McCrea, Mike Konopacki

  27. Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism beer stein and t-shirt, courtesy WCIJ

  28. Autographed Bo Ryan basketball, courtesy Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

  29. Five free slices, Ian’s Pizza, courtesy Ian’s

SPJ Madison is seeking additional raffle items. Individuals and news organizations that wish to donate items for the raffle should contact SPJ Madison president Mark Pitsch at mpitsch (at) madison.com.

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