Sodus Chamber of Commerce

    By on March 2, 2016

    Spring is right around the corner and that also means it’s time for the Sodus Chamber of Commerce Scholarship raffle. Over the years, many people have been made happy with their prizes from the raffle. Instead of one or two grand prizes, there are on average over 25 items donated by local merchants; spa gift baskets, tool sets, cooler bags filled with goodies, coffee mugs, wine and much much more. This year’s items will be on display in Destination’s Travel Agency window (Main St., Sodus) starting in April. Tickets are available from any chamber member, or at Sodus branch of Reliant Credit Union, or by contacting the chamber.

    Not only are there happy raffle winners, graduating Sodus seniors are also winners. This fund has provided $18,400 in scholarships to graduating Sodus students since 2003. Students must fill out an application and write a short essay how their career path/vocation would bring them back to Sodus/Wayne County to settle. One of the Sodus Chamber Scholarships is in memory of Ernie Piekunka who raised his family, and maintained a business in Sodus for over 60 years while staying active in supporting the community through many different organizations.

    Individuals or businesses may donate items for the raffle with all raffle proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Items may be dropped off at the Sodus branch of Reliant Community Credit Union during normal business hours. To arrange for pickup of the item(s), please contact Paige Watkins at Reliant Community Credit Union, 1-800-724-9282 ext. 3320. The winners for the raffle prizes will be drawn at the annual Citizen of the Year Award Banquet to be held Friday, April 15th. The dinner will be held at The Heights Restaurant, 7030 Bayview Drive, Sodus Point, NY 14555, and the public is invited to attend. Citizen of the Year will be announced week of 3/14). If you prefer to support the scholarship fund with a monetary donation, you may write a check payable to Sodus Chamber of Commerce and send it to PO Box 187, Sodus, NY 14551-9510. If you have any questions, please call 315-576-3818 or email

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