Liz Hendley, Economic Development Director and Cheryl Hammond, Chairperson of Flat Rock, Our Hometown’s Promotions Committee, announced the winners of the 2016 Flat Rock Christmas Passport Contest Monday December 19, 2016 at the City Council meeting. There were 41 business partners, compared to 30 in 2015. Nearly 350 participants turned in their Passports for a chance to win.
The Grand Prize of a Basket filled with gifts from all 41 participating businesses contained over $300 in gift certificates and hundreds of dollars in products and gifts. The basket was won by Dave Bielat of Flat Rock.
First Place of $500 in Flat Rock Dollars that can be spent at any of the 41 participating businesses was won by Harold Cordum of Flat Rock.
Second Prize of $250 in Flat Rock Dollars was won by Jeff Jodway of Flat Rock.
Third place of $100 was won by Wendy Sue Wilson of Flat Rock.
This was the second year for the Christmas Passport, created and sponsored by Flat Rock, Our Hometown, and the program is growing successfully. The main goal of the program is to encourage participants to shop local and support Flat Rock businesses. One participant, new to the program this year, stated “I found a new hair dresser who referred me to other great local businesses. I am finding things in Flat Rock I never knew about! I hope you continue to do this program every year!”
The program runs from late October to mid-December, giving participants roughly six (6) weeks to complete their passports by visiting local businesses for stamps in exchange for purchases. We thank all of our businesses and participants for shopping local and shopping Flat Rock!
Thanks to all our business partners and participants in this second year program.