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On Saturday Redner’s Warehouse markets of Collegeville presented a store credit check in the amount of $2,600 to Courtney Gallagher.
Gallagher was the winner of a drawing she entered held in early November at the Redner’s Family Expo in Reading, PA. Gallagher was touring the different exhibits at the expo, including the Redner’s exhibit.
“She filled out a form and dropped it in the box, and then the Wednesday after the show it was drawn in front of witnesses,” said John Bell, who produces the expo for Montgomery Media.
“I’m a little shocked,” said Gallagher. “I never really won anything before.” Gallagher said she is thinking of using some of the grocery money to buy food for an upcoming Christmas party she is having.
Eric White, a Consumer Communications Specialist for Redner’s handed Gallagher the check.
“This was the first year we’ve actually drawn a winner outside of Berks County,” said White. “It’s pretty significant. I was excited because it shows we’re getting some spread and reach to the event.”
White said the prize is the culmination of the event at the expo. “We’re able to showcase a lot of the products that we have. It’s a huge event for sampling. Nobody leaves the event empty handed.”
White continued, “It’s a great thing for us to highlight how we’re family focused, employee owned and locally owned. A lot of the great products that you can get in stores, in your community and supporting a local business, but also see the variety that we have. Having a year’s worth of groceries or whatever evaluation it takes now, is an exciting way to culminate the event. It comes at a good time of the year.”
Redner’s Warehouse Markets has been the title sponsor of the family expo for all six years.
Bell said Montgomery media produces the Family Expo. “We’ve been very blessed to have Redner’s be the title sponsor all six years. It’s what makes the family expo, the family expo,” said Bell.