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A July Not-A-Raffle-Raffle, Hosted by Trish

By dave
July 23, 2012

Trish is hosting this month's raffle. Come on in and take a look at the box of goodies that she has prepared for one lucky winner.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 27, 2012 11:21 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thank you everyone who participated! I wish everyone could win.

I asked Trish if she would sell me two more boxes of goodies and she agreed, so we have three winners. The grand prize winner get the above-shown prize box. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will each get a box of 5 different kinds of soap from Trish.

And now, the video:



Congratulations Vic, Dutchlady1 and HollyAnnS!
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 27, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Oh sigh.
Vic, did you bake those cookies??

Congratulations, Ladies!
Great raffle.
Thank you so much, Trish.♥
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 27, 2012 11:35 AM CST
Hurray! Yeah Raffle Man. Congratulations to the THREE winners. Hurray!

Dave & Trish, I would buy raffle tickets just to see the videos. Lovey dubby
I had Cliff come into the computer room just to watch the video. We both sat chuckling and had happy tears in our eyes. We love seeing such a wonderful sight of loving family interacting.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 27, 2012 11:38 AM CST
I just now saw this Sharon.

I didn't bake that sweet little angel any cookies but um, I did spend a few acorns Whistling Green Grin!

I'm over the moon excited Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

And big time congrats to Hetty and Holly Hurray! Hurray!

Big THANKS to Trish, Dave, and family - thank you, thank you, thank you Lovey dubby
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 27, 2012 12:15 PM CST
YIPPPPEEEEEE!!!

I too am extremely excited, and especially since Little Man was clearly able to read my name quite easily Thumbs up
That child is SOOOOO Adorable!

Thanks Dave and Trish, and congratulations to Vic and Holly too.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 27, 2012 12:21 PM CST
I had to go back and listen to Little Man just one more time.
Absolutely wonderful child!

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jul 27, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Very cute! Congratulations to ALL the winners! And a big Thank You to Trish for providing such nice prizes! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 27, 2012 12:32 PM CST
I've watched the video several times. Smiling
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 27, 2012 12:37 PM CST
I still haven't heard it but at least I've watched it Hurray! I'm at dd's today and on her computer. I put her headphones on but she has the volume turned way down and I don't know how to turn them up to hear. I'm really hearing impaired in my old age Whistling

Nothing wrong with my sense of smell though and I can't wait to smell all this good stuff Lovey dubby
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 27, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Lucky you, Vic.
All week long I kept thinking about that lavender spray.
I think Little Man and I must have had a communication problem, but I'm really happy for you. Smiling
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 27, 2012 1:13 PM CST
Thank you Sharon Lovey dubby

I just called Hank and told him I won. Hurray! Hurray!

Rolling on the floor laughing at your communications issues with dear sweet Little Man.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jul 27, 2012 1:29 PM CST
Loved the video, he is a darling child, so cute!!! Lovey dubby

Congratulations to the lucky winners, Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 27, 2012 1:32 PM CST
Congratulations ladies! You will truly love your prizes that are hand and ♥ made by Trish!

Love the video!! That young man is so adorable Lovey dubby His sweet laugh and "little man talk" made me smile from ear to ear! I need to go watch it again. The video's are like an extra prize for all of us here at ATP!!

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Jul 27, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Congratulations ladies Smiling And the video is SOOOO cute Little man gave me a big smile Thanks Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 27, 2012 3:06 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!

WE ALL WON because we got to see the video. Hurray! Love how LM can read now. Hurray!

Only thing I missed was the putting the names between his tiny toes to hold onto those tiny bits of paper. Lovey dubby Hurray! Hurray!

congratulations Hurray! Hurray! to all the winners and I guess if we want to we can order some of the fabulous stuff from Trish's store. But she does not take acorns Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
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Joy
Jul 27, 2012 3:27 PM CST
Congrats to all the winners. Hurray! Hurray!
I feel like the winner every time I see these videos. Hurray! Little man is so adorable and he's getting so big! It's fun to see you too Dave, Even better than a still photo. Smiling
But Sharon, I'm really sorry you didn't win. I was rooting for you. Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 27, 2012 3:36 PM CST

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Thanks Joy I tip my hat to you.

In case anyone is wondering how I generated these tickets, let me give you the technical details.

I'm using the rand() function in MySQL to select a name from the list of tickets. I tested it extensively and found it to be quite accurate and random. I ran it several million times and found that generally the percentages returned matched quite nicely the actual number of tickets. In other words, in my testing the person who bought 5% of the tickets had their name come up around 5% of the time.

I'm comfortable and confident with the fairness and randomness of this drawing system and I look forward to using it from here out, especially since it means no more pages and pages and pages of cutting out little tickets!
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jmorth
Jul 27, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Great presentation. Congrats to Vic, Dutchlady1 and HollyAnnS!
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Jul 27, 2012 4:11 PM CST
Sounds like a great program you developed Dave. I wouldn't want to print and cut out all those tickets either. I just knew if it was you doing it, it'd be fair. You've got a great reputation as a man with great character. Thumbs up Smiling
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 27, 2012 4:51 PM CST

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Congrats ladies!!

My favorite video yet, as Little Man's interactions are so fun to watch, hubby and I really enjoyed the clip.
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