Rebuilding Bethabara

Raise The Roof 2024 Raffle

The Buttner Brewer’s House, one of the original buildings nestled in Historic Bethabara Park, was built in 1803 and is the oldest distiller’s house still standing in the United States. Bethabara’s original log brewery and distillery, built in 1756, was located across from the Gemeinhaus.

After two decades of large-scale production, a new brewery and distillery was built on the same site in 1777. The new brick and stone building caught fire and was destroyed on December 2, 1802, but was rebuilt on the original foundation using surviving construction materials. Completed in 1803, the Brewer’s House still stands today.

Since then, time has taken its toll and the building’s roof is badly in need of repair. The Historic Bethabara Park Board of Trustees is sponsoring this raffle to help defer the costs of a $85,000 major roof restoration.

Join the effort. Be a part of history. Raise the roof! Purchase Your Ticket Today!

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On Site at the Historic Bethabara Park Visitor’s Center
Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 1:30 – to 4:30 pm

  • $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20
  • Drawing held Dec. 7, 2024, during Christmas at Bethabara event
  • No need to be present to win
  • Winner notified no later than Dec. 10, 2024 via phone, email or text.

Prizes PROVIDED By Our GENEROUS Sponsors*

Original watercolor painting of the Buttner Brewery by artist Rick Jones, LAAC
Ceramic platter by New Salem Pottery
Discovery Flight by Piedmont Flight Training
$50 gift cards to Lowes Foods & Village Tavern
Iron Candle Holders by Bethabara Forge

“Raise the Roof: The Brewer’s House” Original Watercolor Painting

Sponsored by the Lewisville Area Arts Council, a framed original watercolor painting of the Buttner Brewery and Distillery by the artist Rick Jones of piedmont North Carolina. The painting has been created just for this incredible Raise the Roof 2024 event.

Join LAAC and the North Trade Street Arts Center for the 2024 events calendar. Rick Jones will be on exhibit on July 5th 2024—America 250, an exhibition of watercolors; “A Shallow Ford”

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Ceramic Platter by New Salem Pottery

Hal E. Pugh and Eleanor Minnock-Pughs’ years of work at the wheel combine originality with past traditions including replicas of piedmont redware and stoneware pottery from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries.

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Piedmont Flight Training Discovery Flight

Piedmont Flight Training offers a Discovery Flight on a Cessna 172 transporting 1-2 passengers for a 30-45 minute flight over the beautiful landscape of Piedmont North Carolina. The flight departs from Smith Reynolds Airport for Pilot Mountain and returns home. Schedule your flight for an overhead view of Pilot (or Jomeokee) and see how it how served as a landmark for German Moravian settlers traveling to their new home of der Wachau, or Wachovia, present day Winston-Salem.

Handmade Colonial Candle Holders

Two, 18th century reproduction iron candle holders hand-forged by Bethabara blacksmith, Keith Roberts

$50 Gift Certificate to Village Tavern

The original Village Tavern opened its doors in 1984 in Winston Salem NC with the idea to serve the best possible food, at affordable prices, using only the finest freshest ingredients, and to enrich the lives of each other, our guests, and our community. Two locations to choose from in Winston-Salem.

$50 Gift Certificate to Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods began in 1954 as a single store in North Wilkesboro, NC, and has grown to become a major supermarket chain operating in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Lowes Foods aims to break the mold of the standard supermarket and create a distinctive grocery shopping experience worthy of their Carolina roots.

Terms and Conditions for Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.’s 2024 Raise the Roof Raffle

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. (“HBP”) is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of North Carolina. The 2024 Raise the Roof Raffle (“Raffle”) is a fundraising effort solely to support HBP’s efforts to restore and maintain historic buildings at Historic Bethabara Park (the “Park”).

By purchasing a ticket each participant agrees to be bound by and adhere to the following terms and conditions:

  1. The official contest rules may not be waived, modified, or supplemented except by HBP.
  2. The Raffle is conducted in the state of North Carolina, pursuant to North Carolina law. All tickets are considered sold in the state of North Carolina when purchased.
  3. Individuals who purchase a raffle ticket (“Entrants”) must be at least 18 years old to purchase a ticket.
  4. No HBP board member or any immediate family member who resides in the same residence as a board member, employee of Historic Bethabara Park or its volunteers, are eligible for entry.
  5. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.
  6. Each ticket is a separate and equal chance to win one of one Grand Prize, or a Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, or Seventh runner-up prizes.
  7. Odds of winning are based on the total number of tickets sold.
  8. There is no limit to the number of tickets any single person may purchase.
  9. Ticket purchases must be made through the website, or in person at the Visitor’s Center at Historic Bethabara Park or at public events held at the park. No raffle tickets will be sold through any other venue. Purchased tickets may not be resold, doing so renders the ticket(s) null and void
  10. At the time of purchase, Entrant must provide their name, address, phone number, and email and/or text address. If more than one name is listed the first name listed shall be considered the Entrant. HBP is not obligated to provide a prize to any person other than the Entrant.
  11. Every ticket and number of entries therein purchased is unique and stored/recorded by HBP for the random drawings.
  12. Prize winners will be determined by a random drawing to take place on December 7, 2024. Entrants need not be present at the drawing to win or claim any prize.
  13. The Discovery Flight Prize winner will receive a plane ride for one or two people over the City of Winston-Salem and Piedmont region at a date and time to be agreed upon between the winner and Piedmont Flight Training, as weight limit safely deemed available due to current conditions. The Discovery Flight winner’s guest must be weight eligible and at least 10 years old to accompany the winner on the plane ride.
  14. HBP will attempt to contact each Prize winner using the phone number and email address provided at the time of purchase. If HBP is unable to contact the Prize winners after 10 days, a new Prize winner will be selected by a random drawing.
  15. To claim the Prize, the winner will need to present a photo ID to prove that they are the individual who purchased the winning ticket.
  16. The Discovery Flight’s winner will need to provide their own transportation to the Smith Reynolds Airport departure point.
  17. If the Discovery Flight winner’s flight cannot be taken as scheduled due to weather or other force majeure, Piedmont Flight Training will substitute other date options for the trip, however, the winner(s) must take their trip by May 31st 2025 after which the Grand Prize award expires.
  18. As a condition of purchasing a raffle ticket, Entrant hereby, for himself or herself and his or her heirs, executor, administrators, successors, assigns, or personal representatives, knowingly and voluntarily enters into this waiver and release of liability and hereby waives any and all rights, claims, suits, or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in the raffle or use of any prize, and do hereby release and forever discharge hbi and its predecessors, successors, assigns, and each of its former, present and future directors, officers, trustees, employees, volunteers, REPRESENTATIVES, and agents for any liability, damages, losses, injuries (physical or psychological), including but not limited to illness, paralysis, death, damages, economic or emotional loss, or any other costs or expenses, including but not limited to medical expenses or attorneys’ fees, that entrant may suffer or incur as a direct or indirect result of participating in the grand prize Activity, including traveling to and from the Activity.
  19. Winner(s) agree to the use of his/her name, address, photograph, or video likeness and statements for publicity purposes. The winner’s guest(s) are requested to also participate for publicity purposes.
  20. HBP makes no warranties or representations regarding the prizes being raffled. HBP reserves the right to cancel or modify the Raffle at any time, in which event its liability is limited to the refund of ticket prices to participants upon request.