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Ward, Mendoza-Ortiz, Holcomb win big at 2017 Christmas parade PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 December 2017 09:29

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ELLY GRIMM
• Leader & Times



Those on hand at the Christmas parade festivities Saturday evening got to see three lucky people go home with some amazing prize packages after having their names drawn. 

Christy Ward, Jose Mendoza-Ortiz and Krista Holcomb walked away Saturday evening with many prizes, including hundreds of dollars in gift certificates to local businesses, cash, a dining set from Scantlin’s Furniture, and a stack each of cards for food at Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. After the festivities, all three expressed excitement at hearing their names drawn. 

“I was so shocked, I couldn’t believe it,” Ward said. 

“I couldn’t believe it either, but it was pretty awesome,” Mendoza-Ortiz added. 

“Yeah, I was really surprised too,” Holcomb said. “But when they said that person was a female who had registered at Kartunz and the initials were KH, I was just thinking ‘No way!’ because I never win anything.”

The three also said registering for the prize drawing was fun.

“I actually work at Mead Lumber, so when they brought it there I said ‘Hey, why not sign up?’ and so I did,” Mendoza-Ortiz said. 

“It’s something I usually do at the craft show every year,” Ward said. “So I went out there this evening, registered and here we are.”

“My mom and I went around and registered, she’s actually registered every year since the first car giveaway,” Holcomb said. “So now we’re texting each other every year asking ‘Where is it today?’ We’ve always registered but never won and then tonight happened.”

All three also expressed thanks for the prizes that were given as part of the drawing. 

“It’s kind of an emotional thing,” Holcomb said. “I’ve got three young ones, it’s been a bit of a rough year, so this came at the right time and God answered a prayer of mine tonight, it’s really overwhelming. It’s going to give our house a very merry Christmas this year.”

“I’m so thankful, it came at a great time,” Ward said. “I want to say thank you and I hope more people will be in the parade next year and make it awesome again. Also, thank you to all who donated, thanks so much!”

“I feel really thankful also, I appreciate it a lot,” Mendoza-Ortiz added. “You can’t beat it, that’s why you sign up and come to the parade."

 

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