Fire Chief E. David Fisher, left, picks Regina Malloy’s winning raffle, ticket, as Sherburne Hall Committee member Romeo Croteau, who donated the wood pellet stove, observes. VALLEY DISPATCH/JENNIFER MYERS
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BY JENNIFER AMY MYERS, Valley Dispatch Staff

PELHAM — When the oil man pulls up to Regina Malloy’s home this winter with promises of exorbitant heating bills, she can laugh in his face and send him packing — she just won a Harman wood-pellet stove.

Malloy was the grand prize winner in the raffle held by the Sherburne Hall Committee during the Nov. 15 Board of Selectmen meeting.

“I have a fireplace and am going to put the stove right in there,” Malloy said. “This certainly is a good year to win a pellet stove.”

“Hopefully my ticket went to a good cause; it certainly worked out well for me,” she added.

Committee member Bill McDevitt said that the raffle had raised $5,000 toward the goal of renovating Sherburne Hall, ironically just down the hall from Malloy’s desk in the town clerk’s office.

For more than two years the committee has been working to raise close to $400,000 to turn the former gymnasium/cafeteria of the E.G. Sherburne School, now Town Hall, into a usable space for the performing arts, as well as a meeting space for town officials and community groups.

Mary Boucher will also stay warm this winter, although she may still have to deal with the oil man. She walked away with the second prize, a beautiful blue and white quilt, handmade and donated by Glennie Edwards.

The third prize, a one week stay at Pollard Brook Resort in Lincoln, N.H., donated by Bill Scanzani, was awarded to Fran Gilfoyle. Ray Belleville won a 15-inch LCD, HD-ready television with surround sound, donated by Citizens Bank.

Jennifer Pendergast’s holiday bills will be eased slightly, as she walked away with $100 in cash, donated by a friend of Sherburne Hall.

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