By Linda G. Kramer
It takes only one ticket to win and that’s what Scott Makselan did when his was the lucky ticket drawn in the Education Foundation’s raffle of a 2016 Chevy Cruze.
The car was donated by the Chevy Network and Serpentini Chevrolet.
A 1976 graduate of Midpark High School, Scott said he bought one ticket at his 40th class reunion at The Chalet in Strongsville in September. Scott said he was “surprised” when he learned he was the winner.
Scott bought the winning ticket from the Midpark High School Alumni Association, one of dozens of non-profit organizations who signed on to sell the raffle tickets. The Education Foundation is sharing half of the proceeds of ticket sales with those groups. James Connell, president of the Education Foundation board, said more than 2,000 tickets were sold.
Scott, who has worked for the Applebee’s restaurant chain for 21 years, picked up his new Cruze on Oct. 31. His wife, Mary, will be the primary driver. The couple has three children, Aaron, a 2014 graduate of Midpark High School; Brandon, who graduated from Berea-Midpark High School in 2016; and Marissa, who will graduate from BMHS in 2018.
Scott has been active in the community. He was honored by the Best of Brook Park in 2011 as scoutmaster of Troop 610. His sons Aaron and Brandon are Eagle Scouts.
Scott said he and his family are enjoying their new Chevy Cruze. “It’s a very nice car,” he said.
The drawing was held on October 28, 2016 at the Berea-Midpark Varsity Football game.