Fulton man named winner of animal shelter raffle

Chooses to have parents’ home painted

Linda and Eddie Kronk's home near Fulton soon will be immortalized by local painter Wayne Legge. The Kronk's son, Charles Duncan, won a raffle in which the prize was a painting of your home by Legge.

Linda and Eddie Kronk's home near Fulton soon will be immortalized by local painter Wayne Legge. The Kronk's son, Charles Duncan, won a raffle in which the prize was a painting of your home by Legge. Photo by Katherine Cummins.

A local man who won a raffle fundraiser for the New Fulton Animal Shelter Initiative is choosing to make a gift of his prize.

Given the choice of a print of downtown Fulton during Christmas or a personalized painting by local artist Wayne Legge, raffle winner Charles Duncan has elected to have Legge paint the home of his parents — Linda and Ed Kronk — which he then will give to them.

“Their house is out in the country and is a really nice house,” Duncan said of the home he grew up in. “I don’t know how much longer they’ll be living out there and I thought it would make a good painting.”

Duncan said he purchased his 12 chances at the painting mainly “because of the shelter — it’s for a good cause.”

Mayor LeRoy Benton said he was pleased with the strong response to the fundraiser, which generated $658 toward construction of a new animal shelter. That brings the total raised for the project thus far to $162,490 — 65 percent of the projected $250,000 cost.

“We’re very appreciative of the community stepping forward,” Benton said. “It’s amazing how folks have helped out. We’ve been very pleased and feel very fortunate.”

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