Bucks win first for county man

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 9, 2005

Charlie Adams of Bogue Chitto became the fourth weekly winner of$100 in hometown bucks in the The DAILY LEADER’s annual HometownChristmas promotion this week.

Adams, a cage operator at Columbus Lumber Co., said he hasalready made plans for his winnings.

“I’m going to take my whole family out to dinner – my wife, son,daughter and even their girlfriend and boyfriend,” he said.

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Adams’ entry was made at Cellular South, he said. He filled out”two or three” entries there.

It was his first time to win a contest, he said.

“It tickled the fool out of me. Maybe we’ll win it again nextyear,” Adams said.

The $100 in hometown bucks can be spent at any of the merchantsparticipating in the promotion. Participating merchants this yearinclude:

* Brookhaven Sports Co.

* Millane’s

* Expectations

* Sisters By Design

* Betty Ann’s

* T.H. Perkins Furniture Co.

* Furniture Factory Outlet

* Repetitions

* Country Fisherman

* Trustmark National Bank

* Bank of Brookhaven

* State Bank and Trust Co.

Forms and boxes have placed at each merchant locations forshoppers to submit entries. Residents may register at the banks butmay not spend there winnings there.

Every week during the contest, one name is drawn from eachparticipating merchant. From those, one name is drawn for theweekly $100 prize.

All entries are saved and at the end of the contest on Dec. 16,the $500 grand prize winner is drawn.

DAILY LEADER employees and their families are not eligible towin. Employees of participating merchants may not register at theirrespective business, but they may register at any of the otherparticipating merchants.