By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Kelly Ronistal was the winner of $1,000 during this year’s One Grand Crazy Summer giveaway.
With an oversized check from Communication Federal Credit Union in her hand, Ronistal said she was “in total shock.” Minutes after her name was called, there were no set plans for the money.
“I don’t know,” Ronistal said when asked how’d she spend the money. “Pay some bills, I guess.”
She was among about 50 people outside of JCPenny for the fourth annual giveaway, held at the end of Crazy Days inside Oakwood Mall. The winner had to be present to receive the $1,000 prize, and two other names were called before Ronistal’s was for the grand prize.
Other prizes were awarded to names drawn from those who registered by shopping with qualified retailers. Ronistal also took home a $25 gift card from Uniform Stop.
Ronistal, who had some weekend work clothes on, said dressing down was part of her strategy for the drawing. “You know, because if you look like this, you’re going to get called out there.”
Ronistal said she had “quite a few” entries in the hopper being used to draw winners. She said she shops at Oakwood Mall about once a month.
“I really didn’t feel like there were that many tickets in there,” she said. “Wow, I’m just in shock.”
This year, 18 retailers participated in the annual Crazy Days event.