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Prize winner collects gifts

Brad Lawrence of New Richmond picked up his grand prize on Friday in the "Window of Gifts" promotion put on by New Richmond area businesses. He won more than 30 gifts as the winner of the prize drawing.

This holiday season was a little more cheery for Brad Lawrence of New Richmond.

The attorney was the winner of this year's "Window of Gifts" promotion offered by New Richmond businesses.

"I'm completely surprised and thrilled," he said when picking up his gifts. "And I'm kind of humbled. I feel very fortunate."

A total of 30 New Richmond businesses partnered together for the drawing. The promotion was coordinated by Lisa Woletz, sales representative with the New Richmond News.

Each participating business donated an individually-wrapped gift worth $25 or more to the display in the window at 207 S. Knowles Ave., next to the Williamson Siler Law Office.

Customers entered the "Window of Gifts" drawing at any of the participating businesses from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16.

A winning entry was selected on Monday, Dec. 17. The businesses that participated in the holiday promotion included Champs Sports Bar & Grill, Douville Bakery, NP Design & Photography, Travel Leaders, Sweet Greetings, Patina, JET's Coffee Bistro, Cox Motors, Heidi's Hallmark, The Jewelry Shop, One Man's Trash Antiques, Crazy Ladies Kitchen, Chickadee Doo Da, First National Community Bank, Barb's Hairtique, St. Croix Automotive, Fore Moore's Indoor Mini Golf, Comfortably Simple, New Richmond News, Discount Smokes, Westconsin Credit Union, Breaktime Café, Williamson & Siler Law Office, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce, Glam Salon, Mason Chiropractic, Remington Law Office, Ready Randy's, Greaton's Designing Jewelers and JA Counter & Associates.

A second promotion, the "Windows of Christmas" was also held for the first time this year. This year's winners, selected by voters, were as follows:

Most traditional: Champs Sports Bar

Most contemporary: Glam Salon

Most creative: Comfortably Simple