CORNWALL, Ontario - A local business owner has a couple of thousand reasons to smiles after his name was drawn in TC Media's "Win $20,000 Off The Price Of Your Next Vehicle!" contest.
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Pictured are Denis Lapierre (left), TC Media Cornwall sales manager, Christina Rozon, Jolly Tours travel agent, Suzanne Gadbois, Jolly Tours travel agent, John Baxtrom, contest winner, Shelley Mullin, Jolly Tours travel agent, Guy Lalonde, TC Media Cornwall multimedia sales advisor.
Just weeks after TC Media and Seaway News gave away $20,000 to Cornwall's Cathy Demars to purchase a new vehicle, John Baxtrom, owner of Baxtrom's Your Independent Grocer, won a $2,000 voucher from Jolly Tours.
Baxtrom's was one of 30 local merchants who provided space for ballot boxes and prizes during the contest.
TC Media Cornwall sales manager Denis Lapierre congratulated the winner for his continued support in helping to make Seaway News the area's fastest growing online and print newspaper.
"This contest was nothing less than a smashing success," said Lapierre. "Thanks to our readers and customers we are able to give back to the community we love and live in."
Eight local car dealerships partnered with TC Media and Seaway News over the last four months to help promote the contest, with saw dozens of individuals enter their names for a chance to win the top prize.
The eight local dealerships include Cornwall Honda, Cornwall Nissan, Cornwall Toyota, Roy's Chevrolet Buick GMC, Seaway Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, Seaway Hyundai, Miller Hughes Ford Sales and KIA of Cornwall.
The 30 local merchants were Cornwall Tire Service, Aube Frères, Glengarry Windows and Doors, Fern Leroux Service Centre, Restaurant Bourdeau, Flowers Cornwall, Laser Advanced Spa, Benson Certified Auto Service, Beverly Tire and Auto, Cornwall Square, Jolly Tours and Travel, Computer Sense (Cornwall), Henderson's Grocery, 5th Wheel Truck Stop, Cayer Motor Sales and Service, Massey Place Autopro, Au Vieux Duluth, Country Buffet and Grill, Stacy's Pet Depot, Winner's Sports Bar, Quizno's, Tricot Treat Imports, Above and Beyond, Herbal Magic, Viau Ladies Wear, All State Insurance Company, Baxtrom's Your Independent Grocer, Speedy Glass, The Brick, and Benjamin Moore.