Last Chance to Try for Oprah Caribbean Cruise

Wednesday, March 16 is the last day to purchase raffle tickets to win an “Oprah’s Favorite” Caribbean cruise aboard the new ship “Allure of the Seas.” This seven-day, balcony room cruise package with choice of Western or Eastern Caribbean routes and airfare and gratuities included, is a donation from Danny Yates (class of 2009 and Haiti earthquake survivor) to benefit the Hinche Scholars project, a philanthropic effort that Yates started with the I Have a Dream Foundation, to help Haitian students resume programs of college study. See to view Yates’ blog.

Yates received the cruise from Oprah as an invited audience member of her 25th Anniversary Favorite Things show. Chances of winning are expected to be better than 1 in 300, depending upon the final number of tickets sold. Lite 98 radio show hosts Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins will conduct the drawing and announce the winner during their morning show program on Friday, March 18. Contact Bill Yates at or 677-3957 to purchase your $25 raffle ticket.