The Big Winner

Like many, Valley City resident Bonnie Olson has plenty of trips she’d like to take, but can’t always fit in due to high gas prices.

But for now, that isn’t much of a worry.

Olson had her name drawn as the winner of the grand prize of the Times-Record’s $1,000 Free Gas Giveaway and won $250 gift cards to the Valley Service, Stop and Go, Dakota Plains and Brothers III gas stations in Valley City.

“This is really going to be nice, because now my gas is paid for,” Olson said.

Olson hopes to take a trip to see friend in South Dakota, as well as help cover the cost of her son commuting to college.

Olson was one of 37 qualifiers for the grand prize drawing, 27 of whom were present for the final drawing.