April 18, 2015

South Carolina Sit Down no. 22

Today we held the South Carolina Sit Down no. 22 and it was another great success. There were 129 very enthusiastic and generous cigar lovers who attended. The cigar industry supplied fantastic items for the raffle. 3 reps also attended; Sharon Landry from General Cigars, Anwar Mithavayani from Kings Cigars, and Gary Pruitt from Moscato Cigars. The raffle tables were full and included may full boxes of cigars, humidors, cutters, lighters, and other items. The afternoon was filled with people winning fantastic prizes and thousands of dollars raised for SisterCare, Inc. Our final total was $7790! Here are pics of the afternoon.

Eric and Casey manned the sign in table again.

Mark, Henry, and Jim at the ticket table.

Jack was our photographer again.

Event ticket

Anyone purchasing a minimum of $40 in raffle tickets got a bag of random cigars from the following companies:

Villager Cigars
Global Premium Cigars
Miura Cigars
Vegas de Santiago
Arandoza Cigars
Ortega Cigars
Drew Estate
Cigar Bundles of Miami
Roberto P. Duran
Rocky Patel
Shannon Baxter (House of Emilio rep)

Prize tables

Some of the early crowd.

Sharon Landry, General Cigars

Anwar Mithavayani, Kings Cigars

Now, on to the raffle and silent auction winners.

Shortly after we started the proceedings one of our regular attendees spotted an item on the raffle table that he simply could not leave without. He offered to give a cash donation to SisterCare for the item and after notifying the crowd of his intentions there was no objection. So, Mitch Houston purchased the box of Graycliff Blue cigars with a donation of $200! That was very nice of Mitch. (unfortunately no picture of Mitch was taken)

Lil' Brown Smoke Shop winner

David Gerena drawings of Stogie winners

Villager Cigars winners

General Cigar winners

Gurkha 5 pack winners

Party Source winners

E. P. Carrillo winner

Maduro Room winners

Altadis winner

Top Shelf Cigars winners

SAG Imports winner

Cigars Direct Winners

Jose Blanco and Emma Viktorsson winners

Tobacco Merchant winners

Cigars International Winners

Jack Porter humidor winner

Famous Smoke Shop winners

Arandoza Cigars winners

East End Cigar Co. winners

Aging Room winners

Xikar winner

Vegas de Santiago winners

Eric Webster winners

Henry Richardson humidor winners

Henry Richardson humidor winner

La Flor Dominicana winners

Espinosa Cigars winners

Ortega Cigars winners

Cigar Box winners

CLE winners

Drew Estate winners

Roberto P. Duran winners

Kings Cigars winners

Pride Cigars winners

Jeff Godfrey/Perdomo winners

The Guayabera Lady winners

Cuenca Cigars winners

Shannon Baxter winner

La Herencia de Cuba winners

General Cigar silent auction winner

Eric Webster silent auction winner

Tobacco Merchant silent auction winner

Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke NYC winner

Another successful event in the books! Big thanks to Wings & Ale for hosting us. This was our first time holding the event there but I'm hopeful we'll be back again next year!

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