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The "Putting on the Ritz" Raffle, compliments of VIP Travel

About the Event

Joanne Wilson, owner of VIP Travel in Jackson, was a guest at the fund for the girls Kick Off Party in August 2012. Joanne left the party knowing what she was going to do to help. As a travel agent with access to many fine hotels, Joanne’s idea was to raffle off a fun trip. She contacted various hotels about her vision for the project, and the result was Putting on the Ritz, a trip to three Ritz Carlton properties in driving distance of Atlanta, Georgia.

Talk About fund for the girls

The winner, Mary Ellen Yarbrough, was announced on October 25, 2012 on WLBT at the conclusion of the 5 p.m. broadcast during the "Power of Pink" finale at Kinkade's Fine Clothing in Olde Towne in Ridgeland. Raffle tickets were $100 each. During the live "Power of Pink" broadcast, there was great mention of fund for the girls!

The prize was a fabulous trip for two including two nights each at three 5-star Ritz-Carlton properties, and round-trip airfare to Atlanta.

Results of All the Fun

In addition to the money raised by the raffle, there was a lot of great publicity about fund for the girls. And the winner received this great prize:

  • Two nights at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

Enjoy the sights, shopping and dining of Atlanta in a luxurious, deluxe club-level room.

  • Two nights at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Named as a 2012 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and 2011 Forbes Four-Star resort, this property is located in Greensboro, Georgia, 75 miles from Atlanta on Lake Oconee.

  • Two nights at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island was chosen as one of the top resorts in the U.S. and Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The resort was also named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List. Amelia Island is near Jacksonville, Florida, an easy drive from Atlanta.

  • One-time round trip airfare for two people to Atlanta provided by Kristie and David Nutt

VIP Travel
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Virtuoso Agency
3000 Old Canton Road, Suite 410
Jackson, MS 39216
601.321.1939 or 601.209.8687
joanne@travelxperts.com
www.viptravelexperts.com