By Kim Hutchison
The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce’s Passport to Christmas came to an end with a grand prize draw that took place on Dec. 23. The winner of the $1500 shopping spree was Mary Stoltz Jones while Ron Allin took home a Citizen Watch from Lyon’s Jewelry valued at $300 and A. Bleile was the winner of Ponoka Shopping Bucks valued at $200. Gift certificate winners were as follows:
Nicole Lehr, Integra Tire; Jennifer Heidt, IGA; Erica Foley, Bargain Shop; Tannis Jasper, Bernies Refrigeration; Michael Marien, Domino’s Pizza; U. Miller, Flowers for you; Kristie Stretch, Jones Boys Western Wear; Lynette Hycha, Tantec; Maxine Fecho, Home Living Furniture; Nan Murray, Ponoka Reddi-Mart; Marg Stretch, Hammy’s Spirits; Julie Hrycyk, Dot’s Crafts; Carol Jensen, Ponoka News; Colleen Lomas, Ponoka Health Foods; Roseann Winslow, Lyon’s Jewelry; Barbara Dux, Super Foods; Irene Baliant, Steel Magnolias; Christine MacNeill, Rexall; Melissa Holt, Thirsk Automotive; Darren Prediger, Accu Publishing; John Wigston, Shoppers Pharmacy; Marg Pierce.
Marg Pierce, Your Dollar Store With More; Nancy Jackshaw, Ponoka Bingo Association; Jerry-Lee Reynolds, Direct Travel; Barbara Uhl, Ponoka Professional Pharmacy; Drew Dougherty, Julies Travel; Pam Unger, Ponoka Travel; Mildred Forsyth, Bargain Liqour Outlet; Ponoka Food Bank, Bruce’s True Value; Jim Kocyba, Ponoka Co-op Oils; L. Taylor, The Liqour Store; Elnora Buffalo, The Cutting Edge; Debilyn Witvoet, Ponoka Golf Course
Gerald Newton, Dinos; Marieke Mulligan, Central Office Supplies; Rebecca Worth, Home Hardware; Elaine Slenlund, Town & Country Supply; Minette Van der Westhuizen, Liquidation World, Shelly Goodale, Ponoka Ford; Karen Kjenner, Busted; Carrie Kroening, Pixie Photo INC.; Ray Krutzfeldt, Hollywood Hair; Sandra Bingerman, Wagners Auto; Marlene Gartner, Mr. Bills Computers; Brian Herbert, Sears; Gail Newton, Ponoka Agro; Flo Dunning, Home Furnishing Gallery and Marilynn Caouette, Extra Foods. The event was aimed at promoting local shopping and with the amount of passports submitted in total, it shows a great deal of people supported the community and local merchants this year.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 403-783-3888 or visit www.ponokalive.ca.