The annual “Miracle on Elm Street” shopping spree holiday promotion kicked off the first of four drawings on December 1. 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 first winners were drawn at random on December 1.
There were over 520 entry forms submitted during the first week. The winners of the $50 shopping sprees were: Galina Polyanskaya of Cranford, Elizabeth Piedl of Springfield, Merian Fazliu of Roselle Park, Leslie Baier of Princeton, Melanie Schrieber of Westfield, and Cheryl Bishop of Westfield. The $25 parking gift card was won by Angelo Arpaia of North Plainfield.
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, the responses for the first week exceeded half of the entries for all of the Miracle on Elm Street entries last year—a sign that people really like this promotion and will shop locally this holiday season in Downtown Westfield.”
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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