Shopping spree makes for a merry customer at Kremmling hardaware store |

Shopping spree makes for a merry customer at Kremmling hardaware store

by Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

Christmas is going to be a lot merrier for Pearl Burke, a customer of Kremmling’s Northwest Ranch Supply, after she won its fall shopping giveaway.

Burke, who grew up in Grand County and has been a Kremmling resident since 1978, was chosen as the winner of Northwest Ranch Supply’s $1,000 shopping giveaway. She was selected at random in a drawing Monday, Nov. 19, from the more than 500 entries submitted to the store between Aug. 27 and Nov. 16.

“This is the first time I’ve ever won a contest,” Burke said. “When the store called and left a message, I thought maybe I’d forgotten to sign a check or maybe left something when I last shopped there. When they told me, I was so surprised.”

Burke said she plans to use the prize to do her Christmas shopping for her two grown-up children.

“Both my kids have horses and I’ll get them presents from the store,” she said. “Winning this will make it a great Christmas, but then all Christmases are good.”

Tami Menhennett, Northwest Ranch Supply owner, said she is happy to provide a customer with the opportunity to make the holiday less of a strain on the pocketbook.

“Everyone has a shopping list this time of year and we’re glad that Pearl will be able to choose whatever she needs from our fall catalog,” she said. “We want to thank all those who entered the giveaway for their participation.”

Burke will be selecting the items she wants from the Do It Best Corp. catalog. If Northwest Ranch Supply does not have the item in stock, it can be ordered online and shipped to Kremmling.

Northwest Ranch Supply is affiliated with the Do It Best Corp., which is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind. It is the only full-service, United States-based, member-owned cooperative for hardware, lumber and building materials. It serves 4,100 member-retailers in the United States and 46 foreign countries.

“This is the fifth year we have offered spring and fall giveaways,” Menhennett said. “They are an advertising promotion for Do It Best items. Its catalog is a great way to shop online, which is such a nice feature.”

Northwest Ranch Supply, located at 100 Central Avenue in Kremmling, has been serving customers for 15 years.

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