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Charles Warner|Daily TimesLockhart resident Rodney Inman holds the electric guitar he won in a raffle sponsored by the Union County Disabilities & Special Needs Board at this year's Light Up The Lake. The guitar is signed by the members of the Marshall Tucker Band.
Charles Warner|Daily TimesLockhart resident Rodney Inman holds the electric guitar he won in a raffle sponsored by the Union County Disabilities & Special Needs Board at this year's Light Up The Lake. The guitar is signed by the members of the Marshall Tucker Band.
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UNION — A Lockhart man thought nothing of his purchase of a raffle ticket for an electric guitar signed by the members of the Marshall Tucker Band until he was notified by the raffle’s sponsor that he’d won.


Rodney Inman was presented with the guitar by Lou Stackhouse, executive director of the Union County Disabilities & Special Needs Board, Friday afternoon. The raffle was sponsored by the UCDSNB and Inman’s name was drawn Monday night at the Light Up The Lake celebration at Foster Park Lake. Inman was not at the celebration when his name was drawn and didn’t learn he’d won until he was contacted by the UCDSNB. He said in contacting him UCDSNB not only notified him that he’d won, but also reminded him that he’d been participating in the raffle in the first place.


“We were at a little family get together and Brandi Montgomery was selling tickets and I bought one,” Inman said Friday. “I forgot all about it. I hadn’t even thought about it since I bought it.”


Inman said he plans to give the guitar to his son, Rodney Inman Jr., who for two years was a drum major at Union County High School.


“I’m going to give it to my son,” Inman said. “He’s a music major at Carolina.”


The black Rogue electric guitar was signed by members of the Marshall Tucker Band including founding band member and lead singer Doug Gray; drummer and former member of Mother’s Finest, B.B. Borden; multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Ga.; bass guitarist Pat Elwood; lead guitarist Rick Willis of Spartanburg; and lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks. The guitar also came with a soft case.


Stackhouse said the raffle raised nearly $1,000 for UCDSNB’s activity fund which pays for activities not in the organization’s budget such as cookouts, dances, and trips to Holly Beach and Mr. Gatti’s for UCDSNB clients.


“Congratulations to Rodney and everyone that helped with our fundraiser for the activity fund,” Stackhouse said. “We appreciate the ongoing support of the great people of Union.”


The UCDSNB provides support and services from birth to death through a variety of different programs. The goal of the group is to improve the quality of life of it clients through the support and services it provides.


Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at cwarner@civitasmedia.com.


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