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Local senior wins convertible

October 27, 2008

Country Gallery gives away car as part of graduation promotion

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

DASSEL-COKATO, MN - Dassel-Cokato High School senior Lars Torgerson of Cokato walked away Oct. 5 with a shiny, red convertible he won from Country Gallery Photography Studio of Kingston.

Lisa Crayford, owner of the photo gallery, came up with the promotional idea a few years ago for local seniors who have their graduation pictures taken there to receive a key for a car giveaway.

In May, a key was sent out to all the potential high school seniors.

Since no one’s key worked for the red Mazda Miata convertible, the gallery drew a name from those in attendance, and Torgerson was the lucky winner.

“He was in complete and total shock,” Crayford said.

Along with the car giveaway, the Country Gallery also rounded up 45 other prizes from area businesses, everything from tanning, massages, and free pizzas, to an oil change.

“We also had Jimmy’s Pizza from Dassel make 60 pizzas for us and they did a fantastic job; we love their pizza!” Crayford said.

Will they do it again? “It’s a definite possibility,” she said.


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