Donna DeHart of Boyce was Berryville Businesses $1500 Giveaway Grand Prize Winner! DeHart, one of 11 winners, took home $250 in Cash & $250 in Berryville Bucks.
When DeHart learned over the phone that she was the grand prize winner of $250 in cash and $250 in Berryville Bucks from Sherry Craig of Sweet Pea’s Children’s Shop, DeHart immediately began to cry and tell her story.
DeHart battles multiple sclerosis and lives on social security with a very limited income. Despite her limited income DeHart has recently taken in a homeless person to help during this very cold winter. Her prayers were that she might to find some way to find some extra money to buy this person a couple Christmas gifts.
Then DeHart’s daughter, who is away at college, called to ask if she could bring a female student friend home for the Christmas holiday. DeHart’s daughter said that her friend literally had no place to go for Christmas.
Of course, DeHart could not say “no”.
Again, her concerns were about being able to a Christmas gift to her new holiday housemate.
When the call came from Craig that DeHart was the grand prize winner, DeHart was totally overwhelmed and began to cry out in thankfulness because she now had the means to be able to help two people enjoy a very Merry Christmas!
Berryville Businesses offer the giveaway twice a year and are always excited to play a role in stories just like DeHart’s! Craig said that this is why the businesses like to do this promotion twice a year.
“One story like this is worth all the hours that go into doing it!” Sherry Craig said.
Craig urges Clarke County shoppers to watch for the next $1500 Giveaway in June of 2011. “As usual, there is no purchase necessary to enter the drawing – you just need to visit the participating businesses and fill out an entry form” Craig said.
Additional winners of $50 in Cash & $50 in Berryville Bucks are:
Editor’s Note: This story was made possible through the kind assistance of Sherry Craig. Criag owns and operates Sweet Pea’s Children’s Shop in Berryville, Virginia.