Thursday, June 30, 2022

Cruise raffle tickets on sale

Tickets for the Michigan Philharmonic raffle of a a cruise of the Pacific Northwest for two are now available.

The trip raffle is the largest fundraiser for the Michigan Philharmonic, officials said, and will be a wine cruise along the Columbia and Snake rivers from Oct. 30 through Nov. 7. The prize includes the nine-day cruise aboard the American Empress and roundtrip airfare for two. 

Travelers will experience the serenity of the wilderness in the Pacific Northwest with scenery and waterways leading to wine country, tasting vintages and experiencing the feel of a paddleboat-style cruise ship,officials said. 

Tickets for the raffle are $50 each and only 400 will be sold. Tickets can be purchased through the Michigan Philharmonic offices located in Plymouth or online at The drawing for the winner will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, during the upcoming Philharmonic concert at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford Estate. 

The winner will be contacted that day and does not need to be present to win. 

For information contact the Michigan Philharmonic at or call (734) 451-2112 or