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Passport sends travelers on road to rewards in Park Rapids

Last year's Passport prize winner was Sarah "Sally" Lester of Park Rapids. She used the money to make Christmas special for her children and grandchildren Mike and Matt Atneosen (holding the check), (middle from left) Stetson Becker and Owen Robinson and (back) Melissa Robinson, Xavier Lester and sisters Katie, Abbie and Libby.

The 2011 Park Rapids Passports are available at participating Park Rapids businesses. The free passports offer shoppers discounts and other rewards and the chance for one lucky person to win $1,000 cash in a drawing Thursday, Oct. 20.

Here's how it works. Make a purchase at 12 of 29 participating businesses before Oct. 17. Receive a passport stamp for each purchase. Collect 12 stamps, complete the entry form inside your passport, tear it out and drop it off at a participating Passport business to be entered into the $1,000 grand prize drawing. Partially completed passport entry forms may be entered for a Second Chance drawing. There is no limit to how many times you may enter.

Each passport also has a page for your photo, a photo with our downtown ambassador Parker, fun facts about Park Rapids, things to do and an events calendar.

The following businesses are participating: 3rd Street Market, Albrecht Jewelers, Amish Oak & Americana Furnishings, Avant Garde on Main, Beagle Books & Bindery, Bearly Used Thrift Store, Bella Caffè, Beyond Juice, Body & Sole Boutique, Coborn's, DAC Salvage Depot, Four Seas Chinese Restaurant, Fresh Catch, J&B Foods;

MainStream, Max Bailey Photography, MinneSoda Fountain, Monika's Quilt & Yarn Shop, My Happy Place Arts & Crafts Studio, Olde Liberty Shoppe, Park Ace Hardware/JC Penney Service Center, RiverBend Home Expressions, Summerhill on 2nd, The Good Life Cafe, The Tin Ceiling, Trading Post, Whatnot, Wildwood Enchantment and Zula - Clothing & More.

While visiting the area, pick up the new Positively Park Rapids Destination Guide, including a map of the area featuring the best places to shop, dine and play.

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