Woodstock woman wins first Main Street drawing
First $1,000 drawing held, two more coming
October 17, 2009
LITTLETON—A North Woodstock woman was the first person to win one of Littleton Main Streetıs $1,000 gift certificates.
During a drawing last Wednesday afternoon in the performance venue of the Littleton Opera House, Maggie Hadlock, an eighth grader from Daisy Bronson Middle School drew the name of Wendy Rand from a pile of between 1,300 and 1,600 receipts from the 49 participating merchants in the program.
The program was instituted recently to promote shopping in Main Street merchants who might have been affected by the Main Street reconstruction project which has rebuilt Main Street from the Opera House to the Littleton Diner this past summer and fall.
Mel Brooks, a member of the Littleton Main Street organization said Rand was thrilled when she received the news. The receipt was from Admac Salvage on Saranac Street. Stores on Mill Street and Saranac Street are part of the downtown shopping district for this contest, Brooks said.
Mike Claflin, president of Littleton Main Street, noted that the money for the drawing came from $20,000 the voters approved during town meeting last year for Main Street and Economic Development.
The only restriction on the prize is that the money must be spent on Main Street.
The drawing was the first of three to be held between now and December. The next will be held Nov. 3 and the final on Dec. 8. Participating merchants have red containers in their stores into which shoppers can put their receipt or name on a piece of paper after shopping. The list is available at the participating merchants or from Littleton Main Street or the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce.
If any of the winners cannot be contacted then the contest will be extended another month, Brooks said.
The students like Hadlock chosen to draw a receipt out of the small wading pool used for the drawing are chosen from Littleton students not related or affiliated with any of the board members, Brooks said.