Marquette, MI – September 29, 2016 – It was another great giveaway party this evening at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center! Mike and Kurt from Premium Pole Buildings and Storage Sheds were with us again. This time for the $8,000 Steamin’ Summer Sauna Giveaway! Premium built a brand new 8′ x 8′ sauna complete with a factory certified ILO Stove from ILO Radiant Electric Sauna Heaters to giveaway to the nights winner. Kathy from ILO Heaters was on had to meet the Grand Prize winner. Pam Paris won. She was so excited and animated she literally jumped for joy. She went home a very happy tonight after opening theWQXO AM 1400 envelope she chose, containing her winning grand prize announcement!
Just after 6:30 pm the parking lot was filled with contestants, chosen from
thousands of entries. People traveled from all over the Upper Peninsula and even farther to join the fun. Amy and Cali greeted the contestants at the front door and registered them to enter the party. After registration, every person went into the banquet room and found a seat. Our greeters did a great job keeping the line moving while handing out door prize tickets and a meal ticket for another great catered meal from Mama Russo’s. For this party, Great Lakes Radio changed it up a bit and gave out the meal tickets and door prize tickets after registration, speeding up the line and keeping everybody moving along to the event quickly.
Door prizes were handed out almost from the first minute of the event, and continued nearly to the last minute of the event, a really popular change in party format with the crowd. Drawing tickets at random, prizes like Ward’s Outdoor Equipment t-shirts, Cub Cadet hats from Mike and Traci at Four Seasons Small Engine (Escanaba) , and hoodies from 906 Sports Bar enthusiastically accepted by contestants at many tables in the banquet center!
Mike Plourde and Adam Carpenter emceed the night, starting off the evening by welcoming everybody the fun, including reminding everybody about the sponsors (Premium Pole Buildings & Storage Sheds, Honor Credit Union, Hudson’s Class Grill, Mama Russo’s, Marquette Golf Club, River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, Super One Foods, and Ward’s Outdoor Equipment and Repair). Every clapped eagerly ready to get the night going.
With Dee Dee was not able to make it tonight to release tables to the dinner, but Eric Scott did a fine job in Dee Dee’s absence. Mama Russo’s catered the party, serving the ever-popular and delicious Mama Russo’s Lasagna dinner, with Cudighi bites and Mama Russo’s fresh salads. With smiling faces and full tummies the game was ready to start.
Our game of the evening: The Bean Bag Toss. For sinking the bean bag into the target players received a fun consolation prize.
Before the finalists were chosen, Laura Chapman of Holiday Travel Vacations came up and told everybody about Great Lakes Radio’s Fourth Quarter Grand Prize: Two Tickets To Paradise, a wonderful trip for two to sunny Mexico, to be given away just before Christmas. The audience went wild, cheering, and we knew we had another winning giveaway.
After Laura left the stage, the audience hushed again as the final 6 contestants were chosen randomly from a bucket by Curt of Premium Pole Buildings and Storage. As each finalist ticked was drawn and and announced, tension rose a remaining draws counted down to zero. Adam called out six ticket drawn by Curt. Each came up to pick choose a station envelope containing either a major finalist prize or the Grand Prize.
The finalists were then lined up together, the audience went silent, and the the finalists were told to open their envelopes and pull out their printed prize announcement. Everyone open their envelope at once and pull out the contents inside.
Pam Paris of Marquette opened her enveloped and erupted from the floor, shouting “I won the sauna,” so animated everybody clapped. Pam rejoiced and continued with her happy dance a long time.
The finalists were not disappointed either. Cindy Lack won the Stihl Gas Powered Grass trimmer from Four Season Small Engine of Escanaba. Lisa Bressette won the Women’s Gift Baskette from from SuperOne Foods, and Dan Boyle the Men’s Gift Basket from SuperOne. Kristen Grondz won the Large Vehicle Wash, Wax and Interior Shampoo from LaFayette Collision Center. And Ryan Hubbard won Party Pac #4 from Jet’s Pizza (Catering for 30 People, 2 Party Tray Pizzas with Cheese and 1 Topping (60 pc.), which is 2 Party Salads and 64 pc. Jet’s Bread®).
So, Pam Paris from Marquette won the Steamin’ Summer Sauna from Great Lakes Radio and Premium Pole Buildings & Storage Sheds. Premium will deliver the brand new 8′ x 8′ Sauna with a treated floor to last a lifetime, glass block window, lifetime shingles, and a Factory Certified ILO Stove from Dollar Bay to the winner. The prize was definitely a real sauna built by a real U.P. carpenters!
Again, thanks goes to our sponsors of the Steamin’ Summer Sauna Giveaway:
Premium Pole Buildings & Storage Sheds, Honor Credit Union, Hudson’s Class Grill, Mama Russo’s, Marquette Golf Club, River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, Super One Foods, and Ward’s Outdoor Equipment and Repair.
Listen to Walt and Mike in the Morning talk about winning the brand new Sauna from Premium!
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