1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bitter Harvest Update"We've extended the date of the drawing from the original July 4th date until Sept. 2nd, since we've not yet sold our goal of 50,000 books," reported Hazel Hirst of Unionville, Mo., as this issue went to press.
Hazel, and her husband Raymond are raffling off their 476-acre farm by selling "Bitter Harvest", a book of 14 poems penned by Hazel that tells the joys and sorrows of farming. The book also contains a raffle ticket good for a chance at their farm. In accordance with rules, anyone can enter the lottery by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope.
The Hirsts decided to run the raffle, selling Hazel's poetry, as a means to raise money to pay off their farm debts. If they don't raise the needed funds the contest will end, and the book purchase price refunded.
Bitter Harvest sells for $8, plus $2 for shipping.
To order a book and enter the contest, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Raymond and Hazel Hirst, P.O. Box 176, Unionville, Mo. 63565.
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