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Raffle Winner Named in Benefit for Purvis Youth Complex

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5 and 6-year-olds stand for the national anthem at the PYC. 5 and 6-year-olds stand for the national anthem at the PYC.

The Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament was underway in Purvis today and to help raise money for expansion of the baseball facilities, the owner of Purvis Jewelry, Aaron Lott, donated a 1928 Ford Model A to be raffled off at the Purvis Youth Complex.

Angela Debate, of Purvis, won the antique car after purchasing a raffle ticket a mere 10 minutes before the deadline.

Each raffle ticket cost $50 with a total of 87 individuals vying for a chance to drive away the definition of an old school car.

While the Ford was a huge attraction, hundreds of parents and residents turned out to see their 5 and 6-years-olds square off in the regional tournament.

Lott shared his thoughts on being involved in today's event.

"We are extremely overloaded with children in Purvis. It's a good problem to have. We're out of fields and this was just a way to help raise funds to build our new fields," said Lott.

Mississippi Dixie Youth state director Tommy Rheams was also honored to be in Purvis for the cause.

"People's [have to] volunteer to keep these things going like this. I got involved 32 years ago and I'm still involved and I enjoy it," Rheams proclaimed.

"I enjoy the kids, that's what I'm out here for."