Dash yields cash
A quick visit to New World Matamata to finish packing his son’s Christmas hamper has paid dividends for Matamata’s Ron Webby.
Mr Webby and his Kathleen were the
wife lucky recipients of the Matamata Business Association’s $ 10,000 Christmas Wishes prize.
‘‘I really just couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe it,’’ Mr Webby said.
‘‘I was in quite a hurry and the girl at New World said to me, ‘Don’t forget to get your entry in’. She even gave me a pen.’’
After she received the phone call from her husband with the great news, Mrs Webby said she felt someone was pulling a holiday prank.
‘‘I said to Ron, ‘Right, come on now, which one of the kids is kidding around?’,’’ she said.
‘‘This really is a dream come true.’’ Mr and Mrs Webby have not finalised any plans on what they’re going to do with the money but agreed that it would definitely be well spent.
Matamata Business Association advisory board member Sue Whiting said last year about 40,000 entries were received and she expected about the same number this year.
Dream come true: Matamata Business Association Christmas Wishes winners Ron and Kathleen Webby, second from left, with Business Association advisory board members Sue Whiting, Katrina Maguire and Milly Keys.