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Scratch & Win winners

By Staff | Dec 30, 2016

Rugby’s annual Scratch & Win was held throughout this past month.

Tickets for prizes were available at Thrifty White Drug, 3rd Street Station, St. Michel Furniture, Hardware Hank, Hi-Way MVP, Dakota Farms, Rancho Grande, Envision, Joy Dental, Rugby Subway, La Bella Vita Salon, Rugby Service Center/Harper Oil, Johnsons Plumbing, McGuires, Stylin’ You Salon, Borth’s, NAPA Auto Parts, Coffee Cottage, D&S Motors, HAMC, Solid Ground Coffee, The Brown Lantern, Holly’s Stitches & Crafts, North Side Lounge, Gooseneck Implement, i design, Cindy’s Country Cupboard, Balta Bar & Grill, Rugby Greenhouse, Rugby Eagles and Big Pauly’s.

A total of 13,000 tickets were available, meaning that 6,500 prizes were available. Each participating business chose which prizes to give out. Some prizes included free drinks at a participating bar, a percentage off of gas at Envision, money off of a dental visit to Joy Dental, an ice fishing rod from Hardware Hank, etc.

Prizes from winning Scratch & Win tickets are still being collected.

“It’s whatever each business wants to make their prizes,” Chamber President Ashley Berg said. Berg is filling in where needed while the Chamber searches to fill the paid position of executive director.

Scratch & Win began Wednesday, November 23, with the first 2nd Chance Drawing on Saturday, December 3rd. The last 2nd Chance Drawing was on Thursday, December 22nd.

Winners of the 2nd Chance Drawing were Arnold Larsch, Pauly Urias, Cory Johnson and Tonya Lashman. Up to $5,000 was available for winners of the 2nd Chance Drawing, but only $4,500 was given away.

Berg pulled the final drawing, which she said was a lot of fun. “It was fun to see people out downtown. You could tell that people were wondering if they would win, and that was really exciting.”

The best part about the Scratch & Win is possibly the free movies held at Lyric Theatre. The movies this year were “Alvin & The Squeakquel,” “Night at the Museum” and “The Polar Express.”

Free movies were on Saturdays at 2 p.m. The first two weekends, ornaments were given to each child. The final weekend, Santa visited with a total of 63 children. The kids were also given a goodie bag full of traditional holiday treats, such as peanuts, chocolates and a candy cane.

“With the weather, we weren’t sure anyone would show up,” Berg said. “I was ecstatic when 63 kids came. The Chamber has a no child gets left behind for the holidays kind of attitude, and we really thank the businesses because they’re the ones who allow these things to happen, especially the free movies.”

This year’s movie sponsors were Northern Equipment, Bremer Bank, Farm Credit Services, First International Bank & Trust, North Star Community Credit Union, Ramsey Bank, Merchants Bank, KZZJ, Leevers, Rugby Greenhouse, McGuires, Central Carriers, Rugby Lumber, Center Mutual, Rugby Insurance, NDTC, Grace Paul, and 209.

The Scratch & Win, 2nd Chance Drawings and Free Movie Weekends are put on by the Rugby Chamber of Commerce and Rugby Visitors Bureau.

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