Air­lie ad­ven­ture for happy duo

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

WIN­NERS: Carol and Er­rol John­son have won a trip away A RE­TIRED Vin­cent cou­ple will en­joy the spec­tac­u­lar scenery of Air­lie Beach af­ter win­ning the ma­jor prize in the NQ Es­capes competition.

Carol John­son and her hus­band Er­rol won a trip to Penin­sula Air­lie Beach val­ued at $ 499 in the competition, which was a joint ini­tia­tive of the Townsville Bul­letin, Townsville En­ter­prise and Whit­sun­days Tourism.

Carol was the ma­jor win­ner but all up, there are 40 win­ners who each re­ceived a hol­i­day.

The competition aimed to in­ject much-needed funds into the lo­cal tourism in­dus­try in the wake of Cy­clone Yasi and to give read­ers the chance to es­cape af­ter the stress of the past few months.

Ms John­son said she had never won a hol­i­day be­fore.

‘‘ I thought they were pulling my leg when they called me,’’ the 61-year-old said. ‘‘ I’m speech­less. ‘‘ I would have been happy with just a night at Jupiters but I have never been to Air­lie Beach.’’

She said she hadn’t de­cided when she would take her ad­ven­ture but as both she and her hus­band were re­tired there was plenty of time.

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