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Jingle Bells ticket distribution to begin Monday

The 2010 Park Rapids $10,000 Jingle Bells Sweepstakes will begin Monday, Nov. 1 and run through Tuesday, Dec. 14 with the "gala drawing" to be held Thursday, Dec. 16 at Century School.

Park Rapids area businesses will say "happy holidays" and six lucky Park Rapids area shoppers will win a total of $10,000 in cash at the prize drawing event.

There will be one $5,000 cash winner plus five $1,000 cash winners.  Additional drawings will take place for an array of prizes donated by businesses.

  All sectors of the business community are participating - banks, restaurants, grocery stores, downtown merchants, motels, the media, services such as opticians, electricians and both large and small retailers.

"Shop the Store with Jingle Bells on the Door" is the phrase that leads customers to locations where they earn chances at other prizes in addition to the six cash prizes.

  Shoppers receive an entry with every minimum purchase of $10 at the participating businesses up to a maximum of 40 tickets for a single purchase. 

The more visits to Park Rapids businesses the more chances to win.

  This year, shoppers will receive double Jingle Bells tickets at many area stores on select days.

Prize drawing festivities start at 5 p.m. Dec.16 at Century School with music, food and beverages.

Santa will be on hand to take those last minute requests.

Merchants have added many additional door prizes just for those who attend.

Santa says, Don't forget...All tickets must be turned in by the end of the business day Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Following the drawing, all winning numbers and prizes will be posted at, in the Park Rapids Enterprise, at participating merchants and at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

No numbers can be given out over the telephone. Winners need not be present to win the cash prizes.

For more information contact the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 732-4111 or