Marquette Resident Won Two Tickets to Paradise!
Written by Lauren Bareiss on December 18, 2015
Ishpeming, MI – December 18th, 2015 – The Two Tickets to Paradise giveaway party was a blast! Great Lakes Radio and Holiday Travel Vacations teamed up for this giveaway at the Red Rock Lanes and Entertainment Center in Ishpeming. With a grand prize of a 5 night vacation in Riu Palace Riviera, Mexico from Holiday Travel, Funjet Vacations, and Riu Hotels & Resorts at stake, finalists traveled from all over the Upper Peninsula to pack the Red Rock Lanes and Entertainment Center! We had tons of door prizes, great food, and your favorite DJs. At the end of the night, our winner from Marquette won an all-inclusive trip for two to Cancun!
At 6:30pm, the line of hopeful finalists wound through the hallway and out into the parking lot! Once the doors opened at 6:30, DeeDee and Dennis hurried to get our guests out of the cold and into Red Rock Lanes – our Yooper tropical paradise. Once everyone was seated, the dynamic duo of Walt Lindala and Adam Carpenter took center stage. They kicked off the night with a goal: to get rid of ALL of the door prizes, which covered an entire table!
The smells of delicious Italian food from Mama Russo’s started to waft into the party room: cudighi bites and lasagna, yum! When DeeDee released my table for dinner, the friendly staff from Mama Russo’s helped me grab a little bit of everything until my plate was mounded high!
After eating so much great food, it’s easy to fall into a food coma, but not tonight! After I had scraped my plate clear, the helpful staff at the Red Rock Lanes swept my dishes away. It was time for a game! Everyone lined up to play a game of holiday themed bean bag toss. If you manged to sink your bean bag, you got a free game of bowling from the Red Rock Lanes and Entertainment Center!
Walt Lindala and Adam Carpenter stepped back up with some more prizes, and a big announcement: our next HUGE giveaway! We will be giving some lucky winner a brand new Yamaha Kodiak 700 Ultramatic! Click here to enter. Biolife Plasma Service raffled off two $50 Visa gift cards to Max Smith from Rochester and Angela Whitman from Manistique. All the proceeds from the raffle went to benefit a family in need this holiday season. Minutes later, Linn Klemola from Gwinn won a new knife from Bubba Blades!
After the bean bag toss, it was time for our grand prize giveaway. One by one, our 7 grand prize finalists made their way to the front of the room. On the count of three, the finalists tore open their envelopes while the crowd held their breath. After a few long seconds Sandy Heikkinen threw her hand in the air! She won the grand prize – Two Tickets to Paradise and a Sunchaser Tanning Basket! Even though they didn’t win the grand prize, the other finalists found great prizes in their envelopes. Garrett Green from Negaunee won a Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers $100 gift certificate.
Amber Robiutaille from Rapid River won a Super One Foods $105 Guy’s gift basket. Brenda Alexander from Negaunee won a Southside Automotive Car Care Club membership. Nollan Pettersen from Marquette won a Super One Foods $105 Women’s gift basket. Cassandra Evers from Iron Mountain won a Bayside Beverage (a division of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits) Miller High Life Cooler Package, and Pam Prusi from Negaunee won an MC Sports $100 gift certificate.
Even though we could only have one grand prize winner, all of our guests walked away winners with great food, a night of fun, and fantastic prizes. Our guests had a great time and got to connect with the local businesses who sponsored this amazing giveaway.