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November 28, 2023

2019 “Buy Local” Challenge has successful run

Thousands of entries poured in to The Times during the 2019 “Buy Local” Challenge through our office and the dozens of partnering businesses which supported the annual economic development event. The event was held in cooperation with the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Grand Prize winner was Suma Davidson, of Taylorsville, who won the $1,000 Alexander County Shopping Spree.

DAVIDSON WINS GRAND PRIZE — Above, the 2019 “Buy Local” Challenge $1,000 drawing winner is Suma Davidson, of Taylorsville. She filled out the winning entry at Scotty’s Hometown Grill in Taylorsville. Davidson is receiving gift certificates totaling $1,000 to the Alexander County businesses she requested.

Other big winners included Bahamas Cruise winner Gayle Hyman, of Stony Point, and $100 cash winner Sharon Ingram, of Moravian Falls.

WINS BAHAMAS CRUISE — The public winner of the “Buy Local” Challenge Bahamas Cruise prize was Gayle Hyman, of Stony Point. Hyman submitted the winning entry at The Dairy Bar. The prize was sponsored by Accessible Cruise & Travel. Times’ representative Jennifer Martin (left) presented the certificate to Hyman.


INGRAM WINS $100 — The contest entry of Sharon Ingram, of Moravian Falls, was drawn as the “Buy Local” Challenge $100 winner. Ingram’s winning entry was submitted at Walmart in Taylorsville.

A full list of winners appears below on this page.

“Alexander County EDC was thrilled to partner with The Taylorsville Times again this year to sponsor the Buy Local Challenge. Businesses throughout the county reported an increase in participation. Collection boxes were overflowing with completed entry forms! We would like to thank the generous businesses of Alexander County who participated and donated amazing prizes for the Buy Local Challenge. Congratulations to all of the winners! Remember to Buy Local throughout the year! Where you spend your money makes a huge difference in the future of our community,” stated Connie Kincaid, with Alexander County EDC.

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