Diane Walsh of Marquette Wins 2 Tickets to Paradise from Holiday Travel and Great Lakes Radio

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( Ishpeming, Michigan ) – December 19, 2013 – Quarter after quarter, year after year, Great Lakes Radio and its sponsors go all out and put on a great giveaway party with some of the best prizes. From cars to campers to vacations and many other valuable prizes, the goal is to wow and deliver something everybody wants to get in on.  The 4th quarter of 2013 was no exception.

The Party Starts

Huge Crowds at the Two Tickets To Paradise Vacation To Mexico Party

Huge Crowds at the Two Tickets To Paradise Vacation To Mexico Party

Amy (left) - Dee Dee (right) - Veterans of Great Lakes Radio Registration

Amy (left) – Dee Dee (right) – Veterans of Great Lakes Radio Registration

The prize this time was an all-inclusive vacation for two to Mexico.  Thursday evening, a large crowd of invitees and their guests began arriving at about 6:00 p.m. at the Country Lanes Entertainment Center in Ishpeming.  At 6:30 p.m. registration began and was overseen by Great Lakes Radio contest veterans Dee Dee and Amy.

The Contest Details

Everyone holding the blue invitation was already very lucky, having been chosen from among thousands of entries to be one of a few hundred with a chance to win a dream vacation for two in paradise.

The promise of a week on silky beaches in Mexico attracted the maximum crowd.  Sponsored by Holiday Travel Vacations of Marquette and Great Lakes Radio, the event was an unqualified success.

Two Tickets To Paradise by Holiday Travel Vacations and Great Lakes Radio of Marquette

Two Tickets To Paradise by Holiday Travel Vacations of Marquette and Great Lakes Radio

Mama Russo’s Catering of Ishpeming Serving The Very Popular Meal of the Night

Mama Russo’s Catering of Ishpeming Serving The Very Popular Meal of the Night

A Well-Oiled Machine

Clocking in at just over three hours, time  seemed to go by very quickly.  The well-organized party smoothly transitioned from one activity to the next.  Door prizes, a delicious  Italian  meal from Mama Russo’s Catering of Ishpeming and a game of Christmas Wreath Toss highlighted an evening packed with family friendly fun.

On the projection screen at the front of the room,  images of the Upper Peninsula’s cold winters contrasted strikingly with scenes of  beautiful beaches and tropical vistas.  With recent temperatures in the U.P. dipping well below zero, the images of the tropics grabbed everybody’s attention.

Christmas Wreath - Ring Toss

Christmas Wreath – Ring Toss

Happy Sponsors

BioLife Plasma Services of Marquette, MI

BioLife Plasma Services of Marquette, MI

Brian Claus of Synergy Fitness of Marquette, MI

Brian Claus of Synergy Fitness of Marquette, MI

A few sponsors, BioLife Plasma Services and Synergy Fitness, setup additional tables to give away even more goodies.  There was even an impromptu 5-minute Michigan Healthy Status report by Doctor Guy Lasich of Family Wellness Chiropractic.  Todd Noordyk, Great Lakes Radio’s President and CEO, even offered to pay for the first visit to Doctor Guy, to any interested attendees to the party on the path to a healthier life.

Bruce Dallman won a $50 Visa Gift Card from BioLife Plasma Services of Marquette.  And many people picked up a free class pass for Synergy Fitness of Marquette.

Doctor Guy Lasich of Family Wellness Chiropractic

Doctor Guy Lasich of Family Wellness Chiropractic

The full sponsor list: Michigan Sales John Deere and Michigan Sales Kubota, Holiday Travel Vacations, Central UP Insurance, Carmike Cinemas, Country Lanes Entertainment Center, Pike Distributing, Globe Printing, Mama Russo’s Catering, Hudson’s Classic Grill, BioLife Plasma Services Synergy Fitness,  FunJet Vacations

The Next Big Prize You Can WIN

After the wreath toss, Todd Noordyk announced the next big Quarterly prize:  a $5000.00 EZ riding lawn mower for Spring giveaway from Michigan Sales of Marquette, MI  and Great Lakes Radio.

This Zero Turn Lawn Mower from Michigan Sales John Deere of Marquette has a 54″ cutting deck and can “Cut” your mowing time in half… More time for summer fun with this John Deere!

John Deere EZ Riding Lawn Mower from Michigan Sales and Great Lakes Radio

John Deere EZ Riding Lawn Mower from Michigan Sales and Great Lakes Radio

 

The Winner Is…

Diane Walsh of Marquette Wins

From a big Jilbert Dairy Ice Cream Bucket, the finalist numbers were randomly drawn.  The 4th number called did NOT respond, raising the tension in the room a bit.  So, the 4th number was drawn again.  Then the 5th.

As each finalist came up, they chose a gift box and were told to not open it. Once all the finalists were on stage, the Prize Master, Luke Noordyk, told everybody to open their gift boxes at one time.  A moment later Diane Walsh came forward showing the prize sheet proving she’d won the 2 tickets for an all-inclusive vacation to Mexico.

Todd Noordyk immediately interviewed Diane.  She registered at Hudson’s in Marquette, and she said she is taking her boyfriend with her!  She was very excited to win,  she didn’t know if she’d be able “to sleep tonight”!

Finalists Open Their Gift Boxes To See What They Have Won

Finalists Open Their Gift Boxes To See What They Have Won

 Diane Walsh - Grand Prize Winner of 2 Tickets To Paradise

Diane Walsh – Grand Prize Winner of 2 Tickets To Paradise

 Todd Noordyk Inteviews Grand Prize Winner Diane Walsh of Marquette

Todd Noordyk Interviews Grand Prize Winner Diane Walsh of Marquette
Grand Prize Winner of Two Tickets to Paradise With Lynn Dalton of Holiday Travel Vacations of Marquette

Grand Prize Winner of Two Tickets to Paradise With Lynn Dalton of Holiday Travel Vacations of Marquette

Great Lakes Radio Staff - Winner - Sponsors - Group Picture

Great Lakes Radio Staff – Winner – Sponsors – Group Picture

Picture Gallery?

Yep, over a hundred more photos of the fun and happy event:

 

Last Year’s Winner

Mary Jo Cook of Munising Wins Two Tickets To Paradise Mexico Vacation

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