Congratulations, Sandi! We hope you have a wonderful time in Mexico. Don’t forget to check out all the other posts and pictures on the Great Lakes Radio family of websites: WRUP Gallery, WFXD.com Gallery, FoxSportsMarquette.com Gallery, and WQXO.com Gallery. Ishpeming, MI – December 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! 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! 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.
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.
Last year's Winner Sandi Heikkinen with Laura Chapman from Holiday Travel Vacations 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio241 Sandi is heading to Mexico to be spoiled with an all-inclusive vacation! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio239 Congratulations, Sandi! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio170 Woooo! Free Bowling! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio232 This little girl has great aim AND a free game of bowling 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio227 A Packers fan won a Packers t-shirt! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio217 The next big Great Lakes Radio giveaway - a Kodiak 700 4-Wheeler from Bayside Beverage! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio282 A perfect shot! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio279 Adam Carpenter and the Bayside Beverage crew announcing the next big giveaway! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio235 Woohoo! Free Bowling! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio276 Everybody had a ball playing the bean bag toss. 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio275 One of the $50 Visa Cards from BioLife Plasma Services 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio267 The other winner from BioLife Plasma Services 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio266 Thanks for coming to the party. We had a great crowd! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio264 Happy faces everywhere at the party. 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio261 We really have a good time at our parties. 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio258 The line was long, but Dennis and DeeDee kept it moving. 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio256 People crowding into the Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center for our party. 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio254 Thank you to the great staff at Mama Russo's 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio252 If you haven't been to one of our parties, you need to register for the next one. 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio194 Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center is the perfect venue for our huge giveaway parties! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio192 For your next big event, call Clay and Donna to book the Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center at 486-8000. 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio182 Special Thanks to the Bayside Beverage team for helping Great Lakes Radio deliver some of the best prizes to our listeners! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio167 One of our lucky finalists! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio163 Sandi didn't know it yet, but she was holding the winning envelope! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio162 FOX Sports Marquette fans 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio157 Sunny funs are always smiling! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio154 This couple listens to their classic rock on WRUP 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio153 Hey, look! It's RiLee from the Great Lakes Radio IT team! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio147 103 FXD is popular, even with the younger generation! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio142 Listen to Dennis! He's On the Job Monday-Saturday 10a-3p on 103 FXD 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio141 Sara Anderson of Great Lakes Radio 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio139 Another pair of WRUP fans 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio135 Listen to Lane Dawson on the Country Scoop Monday-Friday 7p-12a on 103 FXD 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio134 Everyone had fun at the party 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio124 Elmer Aho was at our party last night, hugging his fans and signing license plates 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio122 Even though it's cold outside, everyone was smiling 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio120 Join us at our next party - listen to Sunny 101.9 or 103 FXD and register on-air 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio1152015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ispeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio115 Welcome to the party! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio114 Two Tickets to Paradise from Holiday Travel Vacations and Great Lakes Radio 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio111 Terri from Super One Foods had a blast last night! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio109 Walt Lindala, Adam Carpenter, and Lane Dawson - What's up, Walt? 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio106 DeeDee and Dennis rocking the registration table! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio101 Great Job, BioLife Team! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio212 Another happy listener! 2015_Q4_Two_Tickets_To_Paradise_Giveaway_Ishpeming_Michigan_Great_Lakes_Radio208