UP: To the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society's effort to raise funds to purchase the historic Phelps-Tavenner house on Camden Avenue. The group is sponsoring a limited-300 ticket raffle for a Parkersburg Heritage American Legacy fully functional .30-30 rifle and French-fitted carrying case. WCHPS President Bob Enoch said the raffle is part of the ongoing fundraising efforts of the society to raise $55,000 for the purchase of the house. The group has until the end of the year to come up with the money for the property. We hope the community will get behind this worthy effort.