A crowd gathered Saturday night to see who would win an Indian Motorcycle at Indian Motorcycle of Racine.

Downtown Racine Corporation executive director Kelly Kruse pulled out the winning raffle ticket. The winner? Cheryl McDonald, of Racine. The prize: a 2017 Scout 60 motorcycle donated by Indian Motorcycle of Racine and the Racine Law Firm of Gendlin, Liverman and Rymer.

Kruse called McDonald to tell her she won, but she thought it was a prank. Once she realized it wasn’t a prank, the excitement set in. McDonald wasn’t far from the dealership. She would be right there, she said.

“I am so thankful for Indian Motorcycle and GLR Law Firm for their generous donation; and so grateful for all of all the volunteers that helped sell tickets. It was so much fun to see the community so excited as well pulled the winning ticket at Party on the Pavement. What a great ending to a phenomenal day in downtown Racine.”

But McDonald wasn’t the only winner.

Indian Motorcycle and Gendlin, Liverman, and Rymer donated the motorcycle so that 100 percent of the proceeds went to the Downtown Racine Corporation. They raised $17,000. The funds will support the business improvement district’s mission of creating a healthy, vibrant and thriving downtown.


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.