The 2008 Ardmore Chamber of Commerce Christmas retail promotion concluded on Thursday with five individuals taking home Santa Cash and prizes from the Santa Shops Ardmore Christmas giveaway.


The 2008 Ardmore Chamber of Commerce Christmas retail promotion concluded on Thursday with five individuals taking home Santa Cash and prizes from the Santa Shops Ardmore Christmas giveaway.


The event featured a “Deal or No Deal” theme, and winners were selected by a ticket drawing and had the opportunity to select one of seven cases containing prizes which included a Nintendo Wii, and Christmas Cash checks redeemable at participating merchants. 


The grand prize of $2,500 in Christmas Cash was drawn in the next to last round of the competition and was won by Jody Westervelt. The winning ticket came from Main Street Wine Depot.


“The promotion is something I look forward to every year, and I do a large amount of my Christmas shopping with retailers that participate so that I can collect the tickets,” Westervelt said.


“I have volunteered with the Chamber of Commerce for a number of years, and I am very aware of what they do with this promotion and its emphasis on shopping in Ardmore.”


The other winners were Jackie D. Parker, Michelle Douglas, Glenn Scifres and Lisa Rice, all of Ardmore.


“I was really happy to see so many winners take home Christmas Cash and prizes, and glad that this money is going back into the Ardmore economy via the participating merchants,” said Neill Courtney, director of membership services with the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce and the director of the promotion.