From Special Reports

Those who have always dreamed of owning their own convertible will have the opportunity to win a purple one for just $100 thanks to a raffle now being conducted by the Coweta Community Foundation. Earlier this year, Steve and Nancy Mader donated the car to the Foundation to be used as a fund-raiser for the organization.

The 2007 Pontiac Solstice, widely known around Coweta as the “Wage Hope” car, was painted purple and emblazoned with the “Wage Hope” logo as part of Nancy Mader’s efforts to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer. The Coweta Community Foundation’s 2017 Woman of the Year, Nancy Mader is also a volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which works to raise awareness of one of the deadliest cancers known, one that claimed the life of her father, aunt and grandmother.

Only 300 tickets will be sold in the raffle, and the winner can have the car “wrapped” in a new design of their own, courtesy of Sign and Graphic Solutions, Inc. The winner will be announced at the July Fourth Rotary Club Fireworks at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are now available at www.cowetafoundation.org/car. Tickets may also be purchased in person by calling the Foundation office at 770-253-1833.