Jingle Bells Sweepstakes winners claim prizes
Winning ticket holders (each with the second number drawn) arrived at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber to claim prizes Friday, Kent Fritze, Chamber board treasurer, left, and Katie Magozzi, Chamber director, right, presenting checks. Winners are, from left, Deb Anderson of Park Rapids, $5,000, and $500 ticket holders are Nicole Simpson of Park Rapids, Gary Scott of Akeley and Jackie Campbell of Nevis. "I didn't let myself get too excited," Anderson said of holding ticket two for the grand prize. "But at 12:30, I knew," she said of the deadline. Anderson plans to spend the money locally. Last year's grand prize winner also held the second ticket drawn.