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Sep 11
North Platte couple wins MPCC raffle car

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Isai and Chawnta Zuniga, of North Platte, stand next to the 2019 Mid-Plains Community College raffle car Saturday. The couple's winning ticket was drawn during Colonel Cody's Cruise Show and Shine in Memorial Park.

They had purchased 12 tickets for the 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible at Modern Tire Pros in North Platte earlier in the summer. About 7,000 tickets were sold altogether.  

"It feels great," Isai said about winning the car. "I had good vibes all along." 

It's the third year the Zunigas purchased tickets to support students at the college. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for scholarships for students in MPCC's transportation programs and to help offset the cost of producing the next raffle car. 

"Of course, you always want to win," Chawnta said. "But, it's pretty easy to spend the money on tickets when you know it's going to a good cause like scholarships. We both had scholarships that helped us get through college. Now we have the opportunity to help out someone else."

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​