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Jingle Bells gala drawing event is Thursday, Dec. 15

Park Rapids' Jingle Bells Sweepstakes gala drawing event will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at Century School.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with music, Santa and a supper served by the Chamber Ambassadors as once again, Park Rapids area businesses say, "Happy Holidays" with their support of the $10,000 cash giveaway.

Six lucky Park Rapids area shoppers will win a total of $10,000 in cash via the drawing. There will be one $5,000 cash winner plus five $1,000 cash winners.

In addition to the cash prizes, additional drawings will take place for an array of prizes donated by businesses. There will also be a wide selection of door prizes including the giant poinsettias from Hafner's Greenhouse, just for those that attend.

Santa says, don't forget; all tickets must be turned by the end of the business day Tuesday, Dec. 14.

The Park Rapids Chamber Ambassadors' dinner menu includes ham sandwiches, cheesy potato soup and pop for $3 or items may be purchased items ala carte. Early Childhood Family Education will once again be selling home baked goodies and other Park Rapids memorabilia.

The dinner price of $3 is possible because of the support of sponsors that include Coborn's Family Foods, J&B Foods, Nei Bottling, Secret Gardens Soup from Midhaven Farms, West 40, Arvig and Citizens National Bank.

The Jingle Bells drawing will be broadcast live on KDKK radio. Winning number will be available online at www.parkrapids. com and in the Park Rapids Enterprise. 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 e-mail