HAMMOND | To celebrate the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s 30th anniversary, the campaign 30 Stops in 30 Days was created to take the South Shore Tour Mobile through five counties this summer. With a different stop each day, the Tour Mobile promoted attractions, festivals, businesses, restaurants and events in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties.
Visitors who stopped by were entered to win a daily $25 gift card from Family Express. Additionally, they were entered to win the grand prize of a $2,000 gift card from Family Express.
The winner of the $2,000 Family Express gift card grand prize, Nicole Hrapek, of Crown Point, was drawn by the South Shore CVA’s Rube Goldberg Machine.
While attending a concert at Taltree Arboretum with her father, Hrapek, Hrapek decided to try her luck and fill out the survey offered for a chance to win.
After filling out the survey, Hrapek was notified that she was the winner of the daily $25 gift card. “I was really surprised and excited to have just won the $25 gift card,” said Hrapek, a frequent customer of Family Express in Winfield.
On July 30, Hrapek received a call from South Shore CVA. “When I was told my name was drawn as the winner for the $2,000 Family Express gift card, I was just very, very surprised. My husband was shocked. I never win anything,” said Hrapek.