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Last of $2,201 in prizes awarded

This week’s announcement of seven more weekly winners (see Page B8) and two grand prize winners brings the total prize package for this year’s Santa Bucks promotion to $2,201.

A total of 656 entries were received at seven participating businesses from Nov. 16 through Monday.

From among them, a total of 44 entrants won Santa Bucks redeemable from $5 to $250 in merchandise at the stores.

In addition, 122 other entrants won free three-month subscriptions to the Marion County Record.

Winner of the $250 Santa Bucks grand prize is Elaine Pfeiffer of Marion. Second prize of $125 in Santa Bucks went to Judy Priest of Marion County Lake. Both winners entered at multiple businesses.

Two other newspaper contests also conclude this week.

Seven-year-old Emily Hake of Marion is the winner of a massive, three-foot-long, 11-pound Christmas stocking filled with more than $50 in goodies.

Although contestants were required to color only one of 12 scenes, each sponsored by a different advertiser, Emily neatly colored all 12.

“She wanted to bring it in yesterday. I was her agent yesterday,” Shawna Hake said. “She loves to color. She loves art. She has a whole table in the kitchen with her art stuff.”

Debbie Dick, a teacher at Hillsboro Elementary Schools, is the winner of $100 in merchandise from Hillsboro merchants from this year’s subscription promotion contest sponsored by the Record, the Hillsboro Star-Journal and the Peabody Gazette-Bulletin.

More than 180 readers entered that contest, which began last summer.

Last modified Dec. 22, 2011