Rev Your Heart with a New Golf Cart Grand Prize Goes to James Maki of Negaunee
Written by Lauren Bareiss on December 28, 2018
Marquette, MI – December 27, 2018 – Christmas was over, but we weren’t done with gifts just yet! Tonight 383 community members braved the elements to join us at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center to find out who would go home with a brand new golf car from Meyer Yamaha during our final party of the year! After an evening of fun and holiday cheer, James Maki from Negaunee was chosen as our Rev Your ♥ with a New Golf Cart Giveaway winner.
To get guests out of the rain, we opened the banquet hall doors a bit early this evening letting attendees in around 6:15pm. Amy and Kelsey were at the welcome table trading party invites for door and finalist tickets. With awesome door prizes donated from local businesses throughout the Upper Peninsula, anyone who joined us this evening had a chance to leave with some type of prize.
As people settled in, Walt and Adam took the mic to welcome everyone to the last party of the year. The guys thanked all of our major sponsors including River Rock Lanes for hosting yet another one of our parties before getting in to the good stuff – door prizes.
Thanks to Pomp’s Tire, a number of people in the crowd went home with free oil changes for their vehicles or new ball caps! We also gave away a real crowd pleasure, the Drink Goody Bags! Packed full of drink tokens from local bars, this door prize was a guest favorite. Others in the crowd received new LaBatt Blue and Budweiser T-shirts.
After all of the door prize excitement, it was time to break for dinner. 103-FXD’s Eric Scott took the mic to release tables one by one. Mama Russo’s, Ishpeming’s local Italian catering service prepared another delicious meal for party goers with fresh lasagna, cudighi bites, and homemade salads. While guests chowed down, Adam and Walt handed out the last of the door prizes, which included some extra special holiday gifts as door prizes okayed by Major Discount himself. We gave away three sets of event tickets with Lori Ring from Gwinn winning a set of Kelly Clarkson tickets. Kathy Pearce from Negaunee won tickets to see Disney on Ice and Country Knight from Marquette took home Gaelic Storm tickets!
Finally it was the moment of the night everyone had been waiting for. General Manager and owner of Great Lakes Radio, Todd Noordyk, came to the front on the stage to pick some finalists! Before picking the last ticket, Todd paused to invite Calvin from Appliance and Furniture Rent-All to the front of the room to reveal our next big giveaway prize! We have teamed up with Rent-All to give away a 55 inch 4K LG Smart TV and entertainment package. Calvin took a minute to talk about the benefits of having a 4K entertainment system and talk about everything that comes with the giveaway. The system also includes the TV, a sound bar, blu ray player and TV stand. To learn more about our next giveaway including where you can register for a chance to win, visit the official Rent-All Win-All Entertainment Giveaway contest page.
After the new giveaway was announced, Major Discount brought Angela from Meyer Yamaha up to the stage to help him draw the 6th ticket. Each of the selected finalists came up to the front of the banquet hall to select their station envelope, hoping that their choice was the right one!
Everyone in the crowd gave a countdown prompting the finalists to open their envelopes at once and pull out the sheets inside. James Maki drew his finalist prize from the 103.3 WFXD station envelope to reveal that he was winner of a brand new Drive 2 Golf Car. While there can only one big winner, none of our finalist went home empty handed. Tucker Brandt of Negaunee received the gift basket from Super One Foods, while James Bendeo from Marquette went home with a Auto Armor Car Cleanup package. Gene Connor took home a pair of fog lights from Advanced Auto and Martin Grady won a pair of tickets to see Kelly Clarkson live in Green Bay. Our sixth major prize, a Tadych’s Econo Foods sleigh gift basket went home with Jennie Rowe from Marquette.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors: Meyer Yamaha, Four Seasons Small Engine, Frei Chevrolet, Mama Russo’s, River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Super One Foods, Jet’s Pizza, Tadych’s Econo Foods, Ojibwa Casino, Great Lakes Fresh Market, Swick Home Services, Pomp’s Tire, Quality Car Care Center, Smarty’s Saloon, Venice Pub & Pizzeria, Wood Jewelers, Wooden Nickel, Barr’s Bar, Gwinn Inn, The Up North Lodge, Happy Hour Bar & Grill, Crossroads Restaurant, Jackson’s Pit, Marquette PowerSports, Bergdahl’s, Vango’s Pizza & Cocktail Lounge, Auto Armor, Advanced Auto, and J-Goods Plumbing & Heating.