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Winner selected for DDA's shop-a-thon

January 15, 2014 - Twenty-one downtown businesses participated in the Shop Downtown Lake Orion contest, which ran from November 29 until December 31.

The DDA received around 5,000 enteries, and one lucky winner, Angie BelAl, pictured center, was selected January 6 for a $500 gift certificate to downtown businesses.

Bell is a long time Lake Orion resident, works at the CERC building and recently moved to Rochester.

And, she spends quite a bit of time perusing the downtown shops.

"I'm ecstatic, it's great, I could use it," Bell said. "I have a granddaughter living with me, so Twiced Blessed helps me a lot, I'm really happy, thank you."

She plans on spending her winnings at Diva's Consignment, Twiced Blessed, and Sagebrush Cantina.

"You gotta go to Sagebrush," Bell said.

For every $20 spent at participating stores during the month of December, shoppers received one entry to the contest.

It was the DDA's first time organizing the contest, and is likely to occur again next year. The contest was based off a similar promotional contest in Portland MI.

Stop in the DDA's office, 118 N. Broadway, for more info.

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