The Shop Local Draw for Christmas 2018 was held at The Loft in Molly’s Bar & Steakhouse in Church Lane on Thursday 3rd January 2019. The Shop Local Draw is the annual Midleton retailers’ draw for those who shop in Midleton and has been conducted for several decades (since at least the early 1960s!).
This year saw a big uptake on the local shopping opportunities, and Midleton is perfectly capable of satisfying the demands of most customers. Many people have remarked that they haven’t bothered to shop elsewhere for Christmas, and the best way to keep our town lively and interesting is to shop locally all year round instead of out of town.
This year’s Shop Local Draw opened on Saturday 17th November 2018 and continued up to 31st December 2018 with the boxes of tickets being collected on 2nd and 3rd January 2019, so there were plenty of opportunities to enter the draw: a customer had to spend a minimum of €20 in an outlet to qualify for a free ticket to enter the draw.
Some 20,000 tickets were printed, the vast majority being used up by the draw entrants.
The three main prizes included 1st Prize: €1,000 in vouchers, 2nd Prize: €500 in vouchers and 3rd Prize: €300 in vouchers with six additional spot prizes with vouchers from game of golf to dinner and shopping as well as a lovely hamper from Walsh’s Pharmacy. There was also a prize for the winning shop: dinner for two at Garryvoe Hotel. The prizewinners were announced by Mr Stephen Belton, President, Midleton & Area Chamber.
Midleton & Area Chamber wishes to congratulate all those who won prizes in the Shop Local Draw 2018.
The winners are listed below in order from First Prize with the prize itself and the winner’s name, area, and the shop that sold the winning ticket.
|1st||Vouchers to the value €1000||Clare Connell||Tallow||Pamela Scott|
|2nd||Vouchers to the value €500||Elaine O’Shea||Broomfield||Hydes|
|3rd||Vouchers to the value of €300||Ellie McKenzie||Castlemartyr||Dakota|
|4th||Vouchers Bluebell/Barber Rooms||Ita Duggan||Midleton||Book Shop|
|Spot||Golf x 2 Castlemartyr Resort||Marian McCarthy||Midleton||Bluebells|
|Spot||€50 Voucher Half Light||Marcella O’Neill||Midleton||Murphy’s|
|Spot||€50 Denbar Jewellers||Michelle Kenneally||Ballycotton||Cummins Sport|
|Spot||€50 Scarlett Boutique||Lisa Walsh||Killeagh||Midleton Books|
|Spot||3 course meal x2 Midleton Park||Deirdre Twomey||Midleton||Dakota|
|Spot||Hamper Walshes Pharmacy||Seamus Whelehan||Midleton||Well & Good|
|Winning||Dinner for two at the Garryvoe Hotel||Pamela Scott||Manager Sharleen|
Midleton & Area Chamber wishes to thank the following businesses for their participation in, and support for the Shop Local Draw 2018:
An Rothar Cycles
Bernard Wilkie Jewellers
Coakley Menswear/Jeans Junction
Complete Office & Craft Supplies
Core Health & Beauty
Farm Gate Restaurant & Foodstore
Ferrit & Lee Restaurant
Half Light Gallery
High Society Boutique
Hyde’s Children’s Fashion
Ina McCarthy Flowers
JJ Coppinger’s Pub
The Cutting Room Salon
The Turkish Barber
Well & Good Health Store
The Chamber wishes to say a big ‘thank you’ to our sponsors, including:
Market Green Shopping Centre
Midleton Park Hotel
A special word of thanks to Janna Murphy and Molly’s Bar & Steakhouse who provided The Loft as the venue for the draw.