Fundraising raffle supports Hatteras Island Meals

Published 12:04 pm Monday, October 23, 2023

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The 2023 Hatteras Island Meals annual fundraising raffle was one of the organization’s largest. The winners of the raffle were drawn Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, at the Koru Beach Klub in Avon.

With donations from 111 Hatteras Island businesses, the raffle featured 13 different, substantial packages.

The raffle raised $38,575, a little short of its $40,000 goal.

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Hatteras Island Meals is an all-volunteer organization on Hatteras Island that provides nutritious meals to around 50 elderly or homebound island residents Monday through Friday. The nonprofit started in 1987 now includes around 40 volunteers and clients from Rodanthe to Hatteras village.

Proceeds from the raffle help purchase about 9,000 meals annually.

The live reading of the winners in Avon was hosted by emcee and volunteer coordinator Cathy Deimer. The winners were drawn by Steve Bonney of Stu’s Food Truck and Ocean Payne of Duck Donuts, two of the 111 donors. For more information on or to contribute to Hatteras Island Meals, go to

2023 raffle winners were:

  1. Marty Tubbs, Waves
  2. Elsie Hooper, Salvo
  3. Shelley Rollinson, Buxton
  4. Tom Wolfe
  5. Tom Fitz, Salvo
  6. Debbie Martin, Avon
  7. Travis Salyers, Buxton
  8. Steve Nelson, Buxton
  9. Michelle Tolson, employee at Ace Hardware, Avon
  10. Stella Casper, Maryland
  11. Brad Doerr, Avon
  12. Cindy Fox, Virginia
  13. Jen Fargione, a frequent visitor from Scranton, Pennsylvania

At least nine of the 13 winners were from Hatteras Island.