Bergdahl's and the Great Lakes Radio staff with winner Tasha Vangundy.
Bergdahl’s and the Great Lakes Radio staff with winner Tasha Vangundy.

Marquette, MI  –  March 29, 2018  –  It was a beautiful night for our Manicure Your Lawn Giveaway Party! We had 384 people attend the party at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center for their chance to win the keys to a brand new Cub Cadet Mower and Cart from Bergdahl’s. Congratulations to our grand prize winner Tasha Vangundy from Harvey.

As this giveaway’s main sponsor, the Bergdahls joined us for the party to give away one of their best selling mowers in the Upper Peninsula! Skandia-based Bergdahl’s, Inc. has nearly 100 years of combined experience selling top quality equipment. The team out at Bergdahl’s not only helps people choose the right product for their needs, but they show customers how to use the unit, do repairs, and they even deliver!

The banquet hall doors opened at 6:30 pm this evening with Nancy and Amy at the welcome table to hand out door prize tickets. Those two had a lot of fun greeting guests and giving out prize tickets. Once everyone was settled in, our emcees for the night Walt Lindala and Adam Carpenter took over at the mic to welcome everyone to the party. After thanking our sponsors and River Rock Lanes for hosting yet another Great Lakes Radio giveaway party, we started giving stuff away! Pulling tickets out of our door prize bucket, our runners handed out prizes to the people in the crowd. Among the door prizes we gave away were bags of BIGGBY Coffee, Sunny.FM mugs, t-shirts, ball caps, and a $30 Gift Card from Frei Chevrolet.

The room got packed very quickly.
The room got packed very quickly.

103-FXD’s Eric then took over the mic to prepare everyone for one of our favorite parts of the evening – the food. Mama Russo’s catered another delicious buffet-style meal of their delicious homemade salads, cudighi bites, and that cheesy lasagna! No Great Lakes Radio giveaway would be complete without the Mama Russo’s!

Mixed in with the final door prizes, we handed out Edge of Reality VR Arcade – ½ Hour Station Rental certificates, some landscape photography from Saddleback Photo, and an awesome party basket from The Up North Lodge. After giving out the last of the door prizes, it was finally time to select our finalists for the main giveaway of the night! Walt returned to the front of the room with Major Discount to draw finalist tickets. As each number was called, the owner of the ticket holder came up front and selected their station envelope with the hopes that they had selected the winner.

Drawing out the suspense, Major Discount took over before the seventh finalist was drawn to bring up Business Manager Mike Angeli from Frei Chevrolet. Mike introduced our brand new giveaway, a paid lease on a 2018 Silverado from Frei! The crowd roared with excitement as Bill Tibor flipped over the sign to reveal the new giveaway prize. Check out the official contest page to see more about the contest as it becomes available.

Mike Angelo from Frei introducing our brand new giveaway.
Mike Angelo from Frei introducing our brand new giveaway.

With Chuck Bergdahl pulling the last ticket out of the bucket, we lined all seven finalists up and Major Discount counted down prompting the finalists to tear open their envelopes. Tasha Vangundy picked the lucky envelope and pulled out the winning sheet. Congratulations to Tasha from Harvey on winning the mower. Tasha told the Major that she had a very large yard and her neighbor often mowed it for her. The prize may become a community resource shared between the different houses to make everyone’s lawn look beautiful!

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Special thanks to our sponsors: Bergdahl’s, Frei ChevroletRiver Rock Lanes and Banquet CenterMama Russo’s, Hudson’s Classic GrillTadych’s Econo FoodsBIGGBY Coffee, Jet’s Pizza, Ojibwa Casino, Great Lakes Fresh Market, Quality Car Care Center, Pomp’s Tires, The Up North Lodge, Advanced Chiropractic, Edge of Reality VR Arcade, Saddleback Photography, Super One Foods, Swick Home Services, and Pike Distributors.

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