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A birthday dream come true

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Ralph Williams reclines in his recliner as Racquel Nevins, marketing manager at Grace Foods and Services Company, enjoys his new living room set with him after the presentation.
The Grace "Live The Dream" team celebrate with Ralph Williams and his daughters as they collect their first cart of groceries as part of his Summer Dream prize
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Ralph Williams was looking forward to celebrating his birthday weekend with his two daughters and church community. However, he recently received a call from Grace Foods and Services, informing him that his entry in the Grace Live the Dream promotion would result in even bigger and better birthday surprises.

Williams was the first winner of the summer dream prize. The 'Live The Dream' promotion gives hundreds of lucky consumers a chance to win repeatedly. Prizes include one year's supply of groceries, a three-door refrigerator filled with Grace beverages, an ultimate living room suite and one year free of bill payments.

Participants enter by submitting any five Grace labels with the completed slogan, 'Grace, Bringing Good Taste to Life' on a blank piece of paper along with their contact information, or by sending in codes found under specially marked Pop, Peel and Tear labels to 44-GRACE.

Williams' two daughters came along for the grocery shopping experience at Hi-Lo Spanish Town and were more than happy to help their father load up his carts.

"Them take up what them want," said Williams. "I'm not fussy because anything they take up, I'm going to benefit."

His daughters, Jacqueline and Maxine, were both excited by his good luck. "We've never seen something like this or won something like this but he is always entering competitions and never won something so we are glad for him," said Jacqueline.

Williams also walks away with a year of paid utility bills. He said his wife is also praising God for the blessing.

"My wife won't be back 'til November," said Williams. "She said a prayer before she congratulated me because it's a long time I've been entering competitions and my time just come."

The new refrigerator comes fully stocked with Grace Tropical Rhythms, Grace Aloe Vera drinks, Lishous and Jus' Quench, while the living room set also includes a flat screen television set.

"It is really an enjoyable experience for us to see the excitement of our winners as they can sit back, relax and enjoy this summer and beyond, with their prizes," said Racquel Nevins, marketing manager for Grace Foods and Services. The company will be having nine more fortnightly draws.