Wesson woman latest ‘Hometown Bucks’ winner

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 24, 2006

Jessica Lewis, of Wesson, said she was just daydreaming of newfurniture last week when she filled out the entry form for DAILYLEADER’S annual Hometown Christmas promotion.

As the second winner in the newspaper’s annual promotion, Lewiswill have $100 in “Hometown Bucks” to help those dreams cometrue.

Lewis, an assembly line worker at Delphi-Packard ElectricSystems, said she was just browsing at T.H. Perkins Furniture Co.when she placed the winning entry.

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“I will spend these here, trust me,” Lewis said.

Lewis said she participates in the promotion each year, but itwas her first time to win.

The $100 in “Hometown Bucks” can be spent at any of themerchants participating in the promotion. Participating merchantsthis year include:

* Gad’s

* Harvey Electronics

* Bertha’s Flower Shop

* Celebrations

* Bank of Brookhaven

* Furniture Factory Outlet

* Millane’s

* Betty Ann’s

* Sisters By Design

* State Bank

* T.H. Perkins Furniture Co.

* Trustmark Bank

Forms and boxes have been placed at each merchant location forshoppers to submit entries. Residents may register at the banks butmay not spend their winnings there. Participants must be at least18 years old to enter.

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.