Monday, February 6, 2017

MAIN STREET GREENVILLE CONTEST HELPS GENERATE OVER $630,000

Emily Nevels from Troy, OH won over $3,500 in prizes for
Main Street Greenville’s Win the Window Contest.
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Over 126,000 tickets were collected during Main Street Greenville’s third annual Win The Window Contest, generating over $630,000 for local businesses. With over 50 contributing businesses, the contest was able to accumulate over $3,500 worth of prizes awarded to one lucky participant.

The Win The Window Contest was held during the holiday season of 2016. For every five dollars spent at participating businesses in downtown Greenville, each customer would receive a ticket to be entered into the Win The Window Contest.

Emily Nevels was the recipient of the Win The Window prizes. Emily resides in Troy, Ohio with her husband Chad, and works for Troy Christian Schools. In her spare time Emily is a part-time event photographer, assistant varsity basketball coach, and an avid supporter of local military families with organizations such as Blue Star Mothers and Chapter 1 Spirit of Freedom. When asked about her reaction to being informed she had won, Emily said, “I was shocked. I was at basketball practice, when I got the call. I guess I didn’t realize what it all entailed. When, I showed up to pick everything up, I cried. I was just overjoyed with the blessing that God gave my husband and I. But, I was more excited that I could pay it forward without having to buy everything”.

Emily used her prizes as gifts for friends and family, as well as “paying it forward” and giving to families and children who could not afford Christmas gifts stating, “God gave us this blessing and it’s important that we extend His love through the gifts, we are given, whether it’s materialistic or the gift of ourselves”.

Emily and her husband did most of their holiday shopping downtown a week before Christmas at some of their favorite stores such as Kitchen Aid and Country Primitives. When asked what brought Emily to downtown Greenville for her holiday shopping she replied, “I’ve always enjoyed shopping in the past with my mom in Greenville because of the atmosphere and great shops. Greenville has a tradition of having great shopping here.” also stating that in Greenville, “Everyone treats you like you’ve lived in Greenville your whole life”. Emily puts an emphasis on shopping locally stating, “there is nothing more satisfying than to buy something someone else made locally or to help provide for their family, with having their store”.

Emily stated she will definitely shop in downtown Greenville again throughout the upcoming year, and not just in the holiday season. Emily also added that she had recommended Greenville’s shopping atmosphere to friends even before winning the window.

Emily closed by saying she was truly honored to be selected to win. The Nevel’s will continue to pay it forward to others throughout the year for birthdays, Christmas, “or just to surprise them with a new blessing, when times are hard”. With the support of the community, Main Street Greenville was proud to “pay it back” to loyal and local shoppers like Emily.

This contest is proudly sponsored by Second National Bank. Mark your calendar for this year’s event from November 15th - December 15th of 2017.

Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville, Ohio through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth. Learn more about the organization and the contest on their website, www.mainstreetgreenville.org, or follow them on Facebook. You can contact them at agarrett@mainstreetgreenville.org or 937-548-4998.

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