The annual “Miracle on Elm Street” shopping spree holiday promotion is in full swing. Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation as part of the ‘Welcome Home to Westfield’ holiday events, the promotion encourages people to enter a weekly drawing in downtown stores and restaurants and placing their entry forms in two special decorated mailboxes located downtown at Elm & E. Broad and South & Summit Ave Participants may also enter online at www.WestfieldToday.com The weekly drawings consist of six $50 gift card prizes to downtown stores and restaurants of the winner’s choice or one $25 parking card. The winners were drawn at random on December 1, 8 and 15.
There have been over 1,325 entry forms submitted during the first three weeks. The winners of the $50 shopping sprees were: Week 1: Galina Polyanskaya of Cranford, Elizabeth Piedl of Springfield, Merina Fazliu of Roselle Park, Leslie Baier of Princeton, Melanie Schrieber of Westfield, and Cheryl Bishop of Westfield. Week 2: Karen Schulhafer of Westfield, Michael Snizek of Westfield, Raphael Abella of Scotch Plains, Inger Donohue of Cranford, Linda Burns of Edison, and Lina Isolda of Scotch Plains. Week 3: Justin Rosin of Westfield, Joseph Duvall of Scotch Plains, Karrie Hanson of Westfield, Mario Rapetti of Hopelawn, NJ, Jessica Mirassol of Clark, and Cathy Buchman of Bridgewater. The $25 parking gift cards were won by Angelo Arpaia of North Plainfield, Ed De Stefanis of Westfield, and Csilla Laduanszky of Westfield.
Winners have chosen gift cards so far for Ferraro’s, Acquaviva, Robert Treat Delicatessen, Victoria’s Secret, Coldwater Creek, Knit-A-Bit, CoolVines, Willliams-Sonoma, Thinka Dinka, Sweetwaters, Glamorous Girlz, Vicki’s Diner, Trader Joe’s, Hip Thrift and Art Gallery, and Sole. The business which has been the most active at encouraging customers to enter has been Robert Treat Delicatessen at 113 Quimby Street.
According to Sherry Cronin, Executive Director of Downtown Westfield Corporation, “We are pleased with the level of participation, not only with the community but also the merchants and restaurants which have embraced this promotion and encouraged their customers to enter. We first started this promotion in 2008, and this year, we changed it to offer more shopping sprees to six winners a week at a lower amount vs. three per week at higher amounts. The entries have increased and customers are really excited to learn that they have won one of the Miracle on Elm Street shopping sprees or a parking card. With so many choices in downtown, Miracle on Elm Street also promotes shopping locally."
The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) formed in 1996, is the management entity of the Special Improvement District. It is governed by a seven member Board of Directors, has two full-time and one part-time staff members and numerous volunteers serving on Design, Promotion, Economic Development and Organization Committees. The vision of the DWC is for Westfield, NJ to be a preferred destination where people want to live, work and visit. Westfield is also honored to be one of 26 designated Main Street Communities in New Jersey, a program of the National Trust’s National Main Street Center. Westfield is also honored to win the 2010 America in Bloom national award for Landscaped Areas and win in its population category among all the towns entered in the America in Bloom 2010 competition.
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