Penny Berger was the big winner on Saturday at the 28th Annual Spring Fling in Herscher. Her ticket was the $5,000 1st and $500 2nd place winner. The odds of that ocurring are 1 in 72,630. 

Berger shared the first place ticket with her husband, Keith (center), and the second place ticket with her friend and neighbor, Deb Chmielwiec (right). They split the winnings before finding out the final result, then donated $500 back.

Saturday’s Spring Fling was co-sponsored by the Herscher Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. 

The day’s event allowed 270 ticketholders and their guests an opportunity to eat and drink to their hearts’ content as well as be in the running for a variety of cash prizes. In addition, several raffles and loser bingo games took place throughout the day. 

All proceeds from the event will go towards the maintenance of the Legion and other worthwhile community projects.