CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club’s annual cash Super Raffle concluded this month, awarding the top prize of $1,500 to a Connecticut resident, $1,000 to the California-based son of Camden residents, and $500 to an entrant from Camden.

The raffle raised nearly $17,000 to help finance grants for local nonprofit organizations in 2023.

“We are delighted to have sold nearly all of our raffle tickets, thanks to the generosity of community members and people who visited Camden this summer,” said Chip Holmes, chair of the club’s raffle committee. “We are especially grateful to French & Brawn Marketplace for allowing us to sell tickets in front of the store and to Camden National Bank for underwriting our printing costs again this year. We’d also like to thank the town of Camden and Harbormaster Steve Pixley for allowing us to hold the drawing of the winning tickets and for announcing the winners in front of his waterfront office.”

Camden Rotary Club meets at First Congregational Church in Camden at noon on Tuesdays, with Zoom access available to those who wish it. All are welcome to attend. For online access, please write to Stephanie French at