The final task before the Citizens’ News staff, began their Christmas holiday, was the selection of the winners of the annual Christmas Bonanza contest. Thanks to the generosity of the participating merchants five lucky area residents each received $50 Go-Mart gift certificates.
The five winners selected were: Kalley Bragg of Gassaway, Sierra Stump of Gassaway, Christine Carter of Sutton, Gail Ratliff and Noah White both of Flatwoods.
Braxton Newspapers publisher, Ed Given, stated that as in the past, a large number of entries were received during the contest period which encouraged local residents to shop at home. “Perhaps this year above all the previous ones it was more important to shop at home which has always been the theme of this promotion. We would like to thank all those who participated in the event. We congratulate the winners and thank the fine merchants and business professionals who made the sweepstakes possible, particularly Go-Mart for partnering with us in this venture,” he added.
In addition to Go-Mart, the sponsoring merchants included: Mountain Laurel Country Store, Peoples Bank, Family Furniture, Mid-State Chevrolet, Lloyds Hardware, Sutton Moose Lodge, and Little Caesars Pizza.