The Brazil Times announces winners of contests

Thursday, February 16, 2017
George and Arlene Trueblood, of Staunton, put their heads together to win the “Big Event.”
Ivy Jacobs photo

It was a day for winners at The Brazil Times Thursday afternoon.

A Staunton couple put forth a joint effort to win the recent “Big Event” contest sponsored by the paper in January. George Trueblood filled out the form while his wife Arlene looked for all the Big Event logos in the contest circular published Friday, Jan. 20. More than 30 correct entries were placed “in a hat,” with the Trueblood’s entry form pulled out to win the $200 prize.

“We’re excited,” George said, which was echoed by Arlene, who was ready to celebrate their winning after picking up their check Thursday afternoon. “We’re going to dinner.”

Scott Sneddon, of Harmony, won $50 for his entry in a recent contest sponsored by The Brazil Times.
Ivy Jacobs photo

Meanwhile, Scott Sneddon, of Harmony, also stopped by The Times office to pick up a $50 check.

A former newspaper boy for The Times when he was a kid, Sneddon predicted the outcome of the National Football League’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5. Sneddon’s choice of the Patriots as the winner with the score of 31-27 was the closest entry in the contest, but it wasn’t how he was hoping the outcome of the game would be.

“Everybody was saying the Patriots were going to win,” Sneddon said, not sure how he is going to spend the prize money. “I was a Falcons fan.”

Feeling blessed and lucky, both George and Scott said they were going to try their luck again when The Brazil Times had more contests in the future.

General Manager of The Times Jeanne Burris congratulated the winners and encourages readers to watch the newspaper and the Times’ website for future contests and giveaways.

“Never know who could win,” Burris said about the contests. “This is a great way for us, and our advertisers, to give back to the community.”

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