Easter bonus for Monto win­ner

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Macken­zie Co­la­han Macken­zie.Co­la­han @cnbtimes.com.au

HAV­ING owned and op­er­ated the Monto Food­works with her hus­band for many years, Glenda Woodall knows first hand how im­por­tant it is to sup­port lo­cal busi­ness.

De­spite sell­ing the busi­ness in 2006, Mrs Woodall vis­its reg­u­larly to do her gro­ceries and was thrilled to hear her weekly shop­ping had helped her win the Monto Shop Lo­cal draw.

She took home more than $600 in prizes thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the 12 par­tic­i­pat­ing lo­cal busi­nesses.

Each busi­ness do­nated a $50 gift voucher and Monto Auto & Tow­ing of­fered a com­pli­men­tary ve­hi­cle ser­vice. Shop own­ers were pleased with the com­mu­nity’s re­sponse.

There were more than 2000 en­tries dur­ing the month-long com­pe­ti­tion – a minimum of $30,000 spent at Monto’s small busi­nesses.

Mrs Woodall was de­lighted to re­ceive the news and said the late Easter present was a wel­come bonus.

“I didn’t for one sec­ond think I would win, it’s not very of­ten you win some­thing like this,” she said.

“I know how much it means to sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses, it’s a strug­gle for ev­ery­body.

“Monto needs all the sup­port it can get, shop­ping lo­cal is very im­por­tant.”

PHOTO: MACKEN­ZIE CO­LA­HAN

GIV­ING BACK: Monto Food­works owner Michelle Gin­der presents the Monto Shop Lo­cal prize to Glenda Woodall.

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