Mariann Maine, right, shown here with J. Reed Anderson, Times-Record publisher, was the big winner in the Times-Record's gas giveaway contest.
Mariann Maine, Valley City, was the winner of the Times-Record's $1,000 gas giveaway. She was one of 19 who qualified to win $1,000 worth of gas certificates during the five-week contest. Of those 19, 17 were present at the Eagles Thursday evening for the final drawing.
Maine won a $500 gift certificate to Valley Service and a $500 gift certificate to Brothers III as the grand prize as well as a $20 gas gift certificate to Valley Service as a door prize.
"I can't believe it," Maine said. "I don't drive out of town that much, but I'll make good use of it."
Other qualifiers were Jerome Loibl, Fingal; Sandy Farrelly, Valley City; Dennis Hoye, Valley City; Linda Sjokvist, Dazey; Donald Jorrisen, Valley City; Shirley Norman, Valley City; Mable Noot, Valley City; Barb Berg, Valley City; Katherine Gerntholz, Valley City; Lorraine Nitschke, Valley City; Cheri Atwood, Valley City; Carol Dahl, Valley City; Shirley Olson, Valley City; Loren Sherman, Fingal; Diane Busche, Valley City; Mavis Stearns, Valley City; Marion Nelson, Valley City; and Beth Pedersen, Valley City.
Sponsors of the contest were Valley Service, Brothers II, Bong's Bootery and Miller Motors. Door prizes donated by those businesses were also given out.