If you are a new follower and just joined us in the last 9 months or sooner, you may not be aware of the contest we had last year. We were in the early stages of Covid 19. Businesses had abruptly shut down and we were shopping empty supermarkets looking for toilet paper. At the time, we were under the impression that the shutdowns were temporary and that we would resume our normal lives soon. My thought was that I would have a contest and do a drawing for cash prizes that people could spend at local businesses as they opened up. Fast forward over a year and although some restaurants and small businesses are getting closer to getting by, they are not thriving. With 44% of La Plata County at least partially vaccinated, hopefully, things will be getting back to normal, or at least we will have fewer restrictions soon.
Much of what I do on this site is based upon feedback I get from followers. I thought about the contest a couple of months ago, but no one had asked about it. About three weeks ago, almost one year from the day we started the contest last year, I started getting emails from people asking me when (not if) I was going to start this year’s contest. After a lot of emails, I determined there was enough interest to do it again.
Last year I started with one grand prize of 2 tickets to the Durango Wine Festival Grand Tasting. Then shortly after we found out that was canceled. They have canceled it again this year so I am going to stick with the same format I settled on last year. I will start with 3 cash prizes. A $100 prize. A $150 prize and a $250 prize. Shortly into the contest, a couple of businesses reached out with gift cards to add to the prizes. If you have a local business and want to participate just shoot me an email. The drawing for the contest will be Wednesday, May 26th. That is 6 weeks from now, which is slightly shorter than last year, but I want to get money into the winners’ hands before Memorial Day weekend. All you have to do to enter is donate. Within 24 hours I will send you an email confirming your entry.