WINTER WINNER: Stanthorpe local Christine Rankin was the lucky winner of the Wild About Winter major gift prize. Photo Contributed
WINTER WINNER: Stanthorpe local Christine Rankin was the lucky winner of the Wild About Winter major gift prize. Photo Contributed Contributed

Locals wild about winter after big win

THE end of July also brought a close to the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce's Wild About Winter promotion.

For all of last month, a number of Stanthorpe businesses took part in the event which aimed to help stimulate the town's economy and reward customers for shopping locally.

Over $3500 in prizes were up for grabs, with all participating stores giving generously towards a number of gift hampers.

Stanthorpe local Christine Rankin claimed the major gift hamper, which was valued at $1000.

Mrs Rankin submitted her stamped entry form after shopping at Go Vita.

"I've lived in town all my life and I try to shop locally as much as possible."

Kay Waterhouse and Kerry Dennis also received hampers valued at $500.

"I only moved to the district in November 2013, but shopping in Stanthorpe is so good," Mr Dennis said.

Chamber of Commerce promotions committee member Maddie Burton thanked all the businesses, shoppers and volunteers that made the event a success.

She also acknowledged the Stanthorpe Girl Guides for their tireless efforts.

"We've had a lot of positive feedback, the chamber is always looking at ways to help local businesses and shoppers," Mrs Burton said.

The chamber's next project will be called Stanthorpe First, with more details to emerge after the finalising of its new board.

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