Benefits of shopping locally
THE winner of the Biggenden Chamber of Commerce’s shop locally campaign was just about to leave the carnival when his name came over the loud speaker.
Dennis Sly said he had never won anything in his life, “not even a chook raffle”.
“It was getting a bit late and my partner Jenny was starting to get tired,” he said.
“We’d just hopped up and I couldn’t believe it, my name was announced.
“I’d only put in four or five tickets and the one from the grocery shop came up trumps.”
The couple is looking forward to taking its holiday sometime during winter.
Chamber president Jim Cunliffe said Mr Sly was a deserving winner.
“We shortened the campaign to four weeks instead of the previous 12 weeks as we were overlapping the North Burnett Regional Council’s promotion,” he said.
“We worked hand in hand with the Biggenden Apex Club drawing the campaign at its Christmas carnival.
“As the winner had to be present for the draw this brings in more people for the carnival.”
Treasurer Amanda Hall said some of the tickets didn’t have dockets attached.
The overall amount spent of $40,087.99 from 1219 entries wasn’t a true indication of what had been spent in the town with the travelling public opting out of the campaign.
LUCKY WINNER: Biggenden Chamber of Commerce president Jim Cunliffe and treasurer Amanda Hall with winner of the shop locally promotion Dennis Sly.