Fundraiser Helps Preserve Bellamy Mansion

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington residents had a chance to win big bucks and help preserve a local landmark in a reverse-raffle benefit held at the Bellamy Mansion Thursday evening.

Visitors paid $100 for each raffle ticket, which bought them wine, hors d'oeuvres, a bon appetit dinnner, and the chance to walk away with hundreds of dollars.

The Mansion Preservation Fund raised $10,000 from the event. Attendees had the chance to win the remainder of the proceeds.

WECT's meteorologist Craig Carnesi was the master of ceremony of the event.

Reported by Nicole Ferguson