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Granite Museum Raffling Clocks

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--August 22, 2013.

larger_clock.1.jpgEarlier today, Stanstead mayor Philippe Dutil, in the company of Robert Sheldon, the president of Granit Central, Stanstead's not-for-profit granite museum, drew the name of the first lucky winner of a miniature version of the 20-foot granite clock tower erected last year in Place Henry Seth Taylor, the public square in downtown Stanstead. The winner of the clock is Jean-Guy Duquette of Ayer's Cliff.

larger_clock.2_0.jpgAccording to Sheldon, the proceeds from the raffle will all be going to the granite museum, which he says has been very busy welcoming tourists this season. In all, he says, six clocks will be raffled off. " We've just sold our first hundred tickets. As soon as we sell another hundred," he explained, "we'll raffle off another clock. We've got five left."

Raffle tickets sell for only $2.00 a piece. The clocks themselves, which are hand-crafted of local granite, with a quartz timepiece mounted in each one, are the handiwork of Terry Smith.

To find out how you can purchase tickets, call Granit Central at (819) 876-5576. Or visit the museum at 14 Notre-Dame Ouest in Stanstead.