Imagine answering the phone and being told you have won not one but two new Toyota Hilux utes. No scam call — for Tocumwal man Stephen Pyle this was the real deal!
The morning of the AFL Grand Final was poised to be just like any other year for Mr Pyle until he received that call as the winner of the Carlton Draught Best and Fairest promotion.
‘‘I got the call about 11am. I didn’t believe it at first.
‘‘I was told that if I didn’t believe it that my name would be flashed on National TV as the winner.’’
Mr Pyle had nominated his best mate, his son Joshua, to share the prize with him.
As part of the competition, entrants had to nominate their ‘best mate’.
‘‘We were joking around that we should enter the competition,’’ Mr Pyle said.
‘‘We never expected to win.’’
Carlton Draught ran its Best and Fairest promotion in celebration of ‘best mates’ throughout August and September.
The premise was that if you win a prize, you get to nominate your best mate and they win the same prize.
The father and son will each receive their own Toyota Hilux ute this Friday, October 18.
Former Shepparton veterinarian Angus Cunningham died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Tickets are selling fast for the region’s hottest under 18 music festival Turn It Up Mulwala on December 21.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Murray Shire Council is standing behind a decision which saw it vote against providing about $4500 in funding to the Southern 80.
A local swim class is teaching children what to do if they get into trouble in the water.
A Girgarre woman has won the ultimate mates' trip to XXXX Island.
All the lastest bowls action from across the region.
The Finley Regional Care Christmas fundraiser is on again. The Monster Christmas stocking raffle is filled with Christmas gifts and goodies including hampers, chocolates, wine, gift certificates and more.
Heathcote Health officially opened its new office and launched its new service plan on Friday.
The alfresco area at Cobram's Bottom Pub, known as The Palms, will be relaunched on Friday night after an eight-month closure.
Deniliuin's Peppin Heritage Centre hosted the final Museums & Galleries 2013 Standards Program meeting last week.
The costs of growing grain in the southern cropping region don’t look like falling any time soon, meaning farmers and business managers need to be mindful of keeping farm expenses in check.
Residents are encouraged to shop locally this festive season while getting invovled with celebrations across Benalla.
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