Sandi Heikkinen of Marquette Wins Two Tickets to Paradise in Cancun, Mexico!

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Congratulations, Sandi! We hope you have a wonderful time in Mexico.

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Ishpeming, MIDecember 18, 2015 – Sandi Heikkinen of Marquette walked away from the Great Lakes Radio giveaway party at the Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center as the Grand Prize Winner!

Sandi won the grand prize from Holiday Travel Vacations: an all-inclusive, 5-night stay for two at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Mexico, including a Park ‘N Fly hotel room for two in Chicago or Milwaukee for one night, two round trip charter flights from Chicago or Milwaukee to Cancun, and round trip transfers from the airport to the resort!

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A growler package from Bayou Restaurant and Chocolay River Brewery! What a great prize!

Our finalists landed some sweet swag too: Garret Green  won the $100 Gift Certificate from Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers in Marquette, Amber Robiutaille won the Guy’s Gift Basket and Nollan Petterson won the Women’s Gift Basket from Super One Foods, Brenda Alexander won the Car Care Club Membership from Southside Automotive, Cassandra Evers won the Miller High Life Cooler Package from Bayside Beverage, a Division of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, and Pam Prusi won the $100 Gift Certificate from MC Sports!

We had a lot of fun giving away all the great prizes, and it’s always nice to see our loyal listeners enjoying the party while directly connecting with the sponsors that furnished the prizes. December giveaway parties are my favorite. It’s always nice to see so many people out and in a good mood because of the holiday season.

The line for the party was huge, but Dennis and DeeDee ruled the registration table, and they got everyone in the door in record time. Once everyone was sitting down, Walt welcomed everyone and kicked off the party by giving away some door prizes right away!

About 35 minutes after registration, the wonderful smells of Mama Russo’s homemade lasagna and cudighi bites started to waft through the party. Soon DeeDee released the contestants to line up for the feast! One of the best times for us to snap pictures of our guests is after they have some of the yummy cudighi bites and salads from Mama Russo’s. Everyone is smiling when they have Mama Russo’s food in front of them!

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Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center was decorated beautifully for the party. To book an event at this fine facility, call Clay or Donna at 486-8000.

After everyone had their fill of lasagna, we gave away some more door prizes, and DeeDee released the tables for the game! We played a bean bag toss game and everyone joked and laughed as they tried to throw their bean bags through the holes in the gift boxes, winning a free game of bowling if they succeeded!

The seven finalists were a hoot, jumping up and and screaming when they realized their ticket number matched the number Walt Lindala called. Everybody stayed until the contestants tore open their finalist envelope to see what they’d won.

LISTEN HERE to hear what the winner, Sandi Heikkinen, had to say when she won.

This prize vacation to Mexico from Holiday Travel Vacations and Great Lakes Radio was just what she’d hoped for after forgoing a trip to Jamaica to help with her daughter’s wedding — a very happy winner indeed.

Some of the door prizes as well as finalist prizes during the event!

Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors, I think we gave away everything but the kitchen sink!

We had a great time at the party and of course we thank our wonderful sponsors who helped make the party a huge success: Laura at Holiday Travel Vacations for being our main sponsor and providing this amazing tropical getaway and Sunchaser Tanning who provided a basket of tanning goodies for our winner, Funjet Vacations, RIU Hotels & Resorts, Bayside Beverage, a Division of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits (and the main sponsor of our next big giveaway), Super One Foods, Honor Credit Union, Clay and Donna at Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, Big Valley Ford in Ewen, BioLife Plasma Services, E&E Furniture, Hudson’s Classic Grill, ServPro, Synergy Fitness, Vango’s Pizza & Cocktail Lounge, Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers, Southside Automotive, MC Sports, Yooper Steez, The Bayou Restaurant and Chocolay River Brewery, Jim Price at Lake Superior Knives, Mama Russo’s Homemade Products & Catering, and the Navigator Restaurant in Munising.

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Chief Writer, Web Editor at Great Lakes Radio, Inc.
A member of the Great Lakes Radio family since 2013, Nancy can be found working in the web department and helping write scripts for production. When not hard at work writing and editing, if this Sriracha enthusiast isn't experimenting in her kitchen, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or in front of a computer keeping up with her favorite blogs, researching topics for future articles, and playing World of Warcraft... FOR THE HORDE! (BattleTag: GingrMadness#1559)

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