Announcements were made for the Business Drawings. Brant’s Meat Market gave out two $20 gift certificates to Mary Hickman and Greg Burger. Leach and Naegele Hardware gave out a $25 gift certificate to Dusty Feil and a $15 gift certificate to Gary Wilson. The Bennington State Bank winner was Ernest Schoen with a $50 gift certificate. Troy’s Grocery gave away two $25 gift certificates to Rachel Dorman and Stephanie Oltean. The Lucas Publishing Company gave two free year subscriptions to Doug Princ and Amanda Weigel. A new organization that participated in the Business Drawings this year was the Lucas Parks and Rec group. They had people signing up for their drawing at the Lucas Public Library. Each of their winners received a fun Board Game to play with family and friends; Savannah Ammon, Lisa & Corben Ammon, Misty Sommerland with Mara and Jasmine picking out the game, and Mason Petitt. Lucas Area Community Theater winners were Dayton Couse winning the 24” Youth Bicycle, while Robin Ward, Matthew Miller, and Alex Waggle each received a 10 Movie Punch Card. Winners of the Chamber Gift Certificates which were drawn out from all the Business Drawing tickets were $50 Gift Certificate to Savannah Ammon, and $25 Gift Certificates to Greg Albert and Wilma Burger. The Lucas businesses had several signing up for the Santa Claus Day Drawings. It pays to shop local!
Winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest were Adam Baker for the Judge’s Choice, Darcy and Justin Couse family with the Wreath, and Jim McDowell was drawn for the Nativity Scene. Take a drive around town and enjoy the lights and decorations, and sit or dance if it’s cold at the PRIDE Mini Park to listen to the Christmas music as the lights dance with the music. Get ready for next year’s Christmas Decorating Contest. The categories will be the Judge’s Choice, Angel(s), and Nativity Scene which we will draw a name from all those who have a Nativity Scene.
A crowd of over 100 people enjoyed the free Pepsi and popcorn sponsored by the Lucas Area Community Theater, Inc. and the free movie “Polar Express” in 3-D sponsored by Lucas Lions Club, Troy’s Grocery, Home Oil Service, Heinze and Associates, Brant’s Meat Market, Rodrick and Minear Funeral Home, Lucas Publishing Company, Bennington State Bank of Lucas and Sylvan Grove, Lynn’s Glass Works & Laser Engraving, The Farmers Bank of Osborne and Luray, and Russell County Community Partnership. Santa Claus arrived after the movie to visit with about eighty little boys and girls about what they wanted for Christmas with Gunner Weaver helping the kids and Rita Sharp taking pictures. Yasmine Etienne, Jedd Rowden, Dharma Couse, and Madison Streit helped Santa hand out the treats which were sponsored by the City of Lucas and Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce.