East Prelacy: 2004 Raffle Drawing Takes Place During Annual Assembly

Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
138 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-689-7810
Fax: 212-689-7168
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Iris Papazian

June 30, 2004


NEW YORK, NY-The annual raffle campaign by the Eastern Prelacy of the
Armenian Apostolic Church of America, came to a conclusion during the
closing banquet of the National Representative Assembly in Philadelphia,
with the drawing of the winning tickets.
The annual raffle, which is a major fundraiser for the Prelacy, helps to
sustain the many religious and educational programs organized by the
Prelacy. For the fifth consecutive year the raffle has been spearheaded by
Antranig Boudakian who during his tenure has increased the sales of the
tickets manifold. For his part, Mr. Boudakian is quick to credit the many
loyal supporters who purchase tickets each year. “I want to thank everyone
for helping me make this effort very successful,” Mr. Boudakian said.
The winners this year are as follows: First prize ($5,000), Nerme &
Albert Sarkissian of Melrose Park, Pennsylvania; Second prize ($3,000),
Zaven Sarkissian, Toronto, Canada; Third prize ($2,000), Amalia
Deravedisian, Springfield, Pennsylvania; Fourth and Fifth prizes ($1,000
each), Bedros Givelekian, Flushing, New York and Dr. V. Khachadourian,
Franklin Square, New York.
The funds raised through the raffle are allocated to the Prelacy’s
various religious and language education programs. “Our programs are
sustained by the money raised by the raffle. We are also able to expand our
programs because of the extraordinary success of the raffle for the past
several years. We are very grateful to Antranig Boudakian for his
exceptional efforts,” said Archbishop Oshagan, the Prelate.