IRON MOUNTAIN - Stephen Roe of Iron Mountain was the winner of a 99-second shopping spree offered by The Daily News and Tadych's Econo Foods on Saturday.
Roe was able to grab $435.73 worth of meat products such as chicken, ham, steak, bacon, sausage, tenderloin, and porketta, and cheese in the short time period.
There was a $1,000 limit. Only two of any like-item could be included, and non-food items, alcohol, and meat family packs were excluded.
"I've been up since 3 a.m. in the morning thinking about this," said Roe Saturday. "I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone - the staff of Econo Foods and The Daily News - to be able to come out here and do this shopping spree. I plan on sharing a lot of this with my family."
"It's a dream of a lifetime," added Roe's wife Lydia.
Readers of The Daily News had the opportunity to clip entry forms and place them in the drawing for the shopping spree.
Stephen Roe of Iron Mountain was the winner of a 99-second shopping spree offered by The Daily News and Tadych’s Econo Foods. Pictured at the drawing are, from left, Jeff Uren, Econo Foods store manager; Dickinson Count Sheriff Deputy Chris Smith; Rae Anne Seat, accepting for her husband, third place winner Kevin Seat; Shopping Spree winner Stephen Roe of Iron Mountain; Robert Fredy, second place winner; Daily News Circulation Manager Rebekah Rose; and Daily News Circulation District Manager Julia Miller.
Theresa Peterson/Daily News Photo
Entry forms from three lucky people were drawn on Thursday. All three winners had to be at Econo Foods on Saturday morning for the final drawing. Deputy Chris Smith of the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office drew the final prize for each winner.
Roe won the shopping spree, Robert Fredy of Iron Mountain won the second place prize of a $100 Econo Foods grocery gift card, and Kevin Seat of Vulcan won the third place prize of a $50 Econo Foods grocery gift card. Seat's wife Rae Anne accepted the prize on his behalf.
For a video of Roe during his shopping spree, visit www.ironmountaindailynews.com.
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