Speak Up for Children is raffling five wonderful original art pieces. Tickets will be on sale from now until Valentine’s Day. The drawing will be held via a “live” Facebook feed at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Ticket cost are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00.

You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone.

Tickets are available at:
Treasurers on Main
7th Moon Boutique
Other participating local Lincoln County businesses

Or by clicking the Paypal link below and choosing the number of tickets in the drop down box:


Tickets purchased online will receive an email with their ticket numbers. Please include a valid telephone number for notification.
This is a winners choice raffle with first place choosing of one of the five prizes, second place remaining four prizes and so on until all five prizes have been given away. Any prize not claimed within one week will be forfeited to the alternate winners.

All proceeds will help Speak Up For Children, Inc, make a difference in a Lincoln County foster child’s life, “One step at a time”.

(1) Original Oil Painting:
Donna Downey, one of our tour home owners, a local accomplished artist, created an original painting, White Roses, is an oil inspired by Van Gogh’s “Vase with Roses”.
Value $450.00

(2)Ambrosia Maple Wooden Bowl. Harry Suddreth Woodworking created an original wooden bowl made of Ambrosia maple which has very distinct grain patterns caused by the ambrosia beetle. It’s the perfect piece to make a striking statement on your table.
Value $200.00

(3) Long Leaf Needle Pine hand woven basket. This basket is a wonderful addition to any decor. The base features a wrapped thread that extends throughout the basket.
Handcrafted by Gail Jones in NC from long-leaf NC pine needles from her parents property.
Value $40.00

(4) Three Custom Pottery Bowls
Handcrafted pottery bowls from Rising Sun Pottery, Gary Lee. A set of nesting bowls in three beautiful colors. The bowls are both beautiful and functional. They have all been turned by hand, glazed and fired.
Value $35.00

(5) Pottery Water Pitcher
Handcrafted water pitcher by G. Byron Cook, Lincoln County potter. Beautiful color and functionality this water picture is wonderfully crafted.
It is very much hands-on from start to finish that gives a deeper appreciation of the mechanics of the process that yields a beautiful piece of work.
Value $45.00



Speak Up For Children, Inc. is pleased to announce our upcoming 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes. The tour will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will offer a rare opportunity to enter some of Lincolnton’s finest private homes and a historic church.  Visit private majestic homes and experience Lincolnton’s charm inside these residences, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Parking will be available near each of the homes.

The proceeds of this event will benefit the foster children of Lincoln County.  Join us and enhance your Christmas spirit by helping provide for the unmet needs of our Lincoln County foster children.

Homes featured on the tour this year include:

Burris-Downey Property


Saine-Rudisill ca 1905


Loft at 121


Hopkins-Tallent House


First United Methodist Church

Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door on the day of the event.  Tickets can be purchased using the PayPal link below or at these locations:                  

The Lincolnton Cultural Center
Home Place Restaurant, Hwy 27W
Amy’s Closet, N Hwy 16 Denver
7th Moon Boutique, Uptown Lincolnton
Treasures on Main, Uptown Lincolnton



You can help us get the word out about our event by telling your friends and neighbors and sharing it on social media. Please visit our Facebook page, Speak Up For Children and look under the “Events” section. From there, you can share the event to your timeline and invite your friends. Your help and support are greatly appreciated.

All tickets purchased online will be available prior to the event day at Scates & Sellers, CPA PA, located at 2817 E Hwy 27, Lincolnton, or at the “Will Call” center just prior to and during the event at First United Methodist Church, 201 East Main Street, Lincolnton.

Please print your receipt for presentation at either location to obtain your tickets.       Tickets will be validated at each location on the tour.


The event is being held “Rain or Shine” and all purchases are non-refundable.

Thank you for helping us to assist the foster children of Lincoln County “One Step at a Time”

SUFC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, therefore all contributions are tax deductible.  Our tax Id# number is 46-0876454

Please remember to print your receipt for presentation to obtain your tickets.