Dash yields cash

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON

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.

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