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The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance announced the winners of the Buy Local First Holiday Contest, which ran from November 23 - December 17.


The Alliance partnered with the Buy Ada First Committee and 37 local businesses on the event. There were over $1,700 in prizes given away thanks to the participating businesses.


The 25 Days of Christmas Buy Local Contest was a way to educate the community on the benefits of buying local and to encourage shoppers to buy local this holiday season.



From left to right: John Ray (accepting for Michelle Ray), Tom Anderson and Christy Clark


The $500 Grand Prize winner was Tom Anderson, the $200 winner was Michelle Ray, and the $100 winner was Christy Clark.


The winners at the participating businesses are: Ada Express Mart, Rhonda C; Ada Flea Market, Marilee Dellifield; All-Pro Printing, Mandy Morrison; Barb's Design Studio, Barbara Farrell; Big Wilks Motor Sales, Kendra Mulett; Carol Slane Florist, Annette Nelson; Community First Bank, Kathy Cain; Eastman Antiques, Tiffany Black; Enchanted Forest, Susie Ledley; Enchanted Forest Christmas House, Paula Longstreth; Forney Sales & Service, Chris Cole; Goodrich Photography, Danielle Beridge; Lady O's, Brenda Haubert; Hardin County Historical Museum, Ken Carlson; Helen's Gift Shop, Becky Mermann; Hempy Water Conditioning, Jim Sprang; House of Yesteryear, Phyllis Seidel; kudoStudio, Liz Bowman; Liberty National Bank, Bob Simmons; Martin Meat Market, Dale Dunson; Mason Mercantile, Scott Barnes; Mercantile on Main, Donna Plotts; Mouser Hardware, Cheryl Fax; Mt. Victory State Bank, Daniel Hale; Nana's, Scott Barnes; New Leaf Garden Center, Ada, Doris Thompson; New Leaf Garden Center, Kenton, Connie Herzog; Plaza Inn Restaurant and Catering, Shelly Marling; Quest Federal Credit Union, Marlene Bullock; Reichert's, Tom Gossel; RoVals Repurposed, Lori Clark; The First Citizens National Bank, June Montgomery; The Inn at Ohio Northern University, Pat Hodges; Ths. Jitterz Coffee Company, Tina Kanfield; Tiki Tanz, Rhonda Blevens; TJ Livestock LLC, Michael Hall; Touch of Whimsy, LLC, Linda Henton.


For more information on Buy Local First Hardin County please contact the Alliance at 419-673-4131 or alliancehccba.com.

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