Lucky shopper wins $500 spree

Published 10:28 am Monday, December 19, 2005

By Staff
NILES - A shopper of Williams Lumber &Hardware was the lucky winner of a $500 shopping spree from the store.
Verlin Williams (no relation to the owners) submitted the winning entry in the Williams Lumber &Hardware $500 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes. To qualify for the drawing, all Williams and the other entrants had to do was complete an entry form for the sweepstakes.
Five shoppers of Williams Lumber &Hardware were also the lucky winners of a $50 gift certificate from the store.
Five names were selected from a list of over 300 who had responded to a customer survey that Williams Lumber &Hardware sent out earlier this year. To qualify, all these five contestants had to do was fill out a five page survey that was either sent to them by mail or available in the store.
Winnings can be used to purchase any of the more than 1,000 items appearing in the Williams Lumber &Hardware fall catalog, which features 108 pages of a variety of home improvement merchandise.
The Williams family has had a business in Niles for over 100 years. The business has grown into a Lumber and Hardware yard and offers customers more than 66,500 square feet of merchandise, including lumber and building materials, doors and windows, hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn and garden and kitchen and bath. Williams has been a member of Do it Best Corporation since 1945 and with sales approaching $3 billion, Do it Best has the buying power of 4,100 member-owners across the United States and in 45 foreign countries, which helps to keep Williams' prices competitively priced.