Jordon Bonisia - Asst Manager Goldmark, Winner Robyn Smout and Riverlink's Robyn Bannister-Tyrrell at Goldmark In Riverlink.
Jordon Bonisia - Asst Manager Goldmark, Winner Robyn Smout and Riverlink's Robyn Bannister-Tyrrell at Goldmark In Riverlink. Darren Hallesy

City Pride turns to bling

THERE'S going to be some new bling around the neck of a local resident soon, now that Robyn Smout from East Ipswich has $5000 to spend when she took out the top gong in the Queensland Times' City Pride prize draw.

After entering for several years, Robyn bought some eye drops from Friendly Care Pharmacy in Booval and like she had done many times, filled out an entry form for the three prize draws of $2500, $2500 and the big $5000 first prize.

Her name came out from thousands of entries thanks to Cr Andrew Antoniolli and Queensland Times General Manager Louis Moore who drew the big $5000 prize.

"When I got the phone call I couldn't believe it," Robyn said. "I made sure I posted my entry in, as I've always hoped I could win the City Pride money and buy myself something nice.

"I've never won a competition before and I was so happy when I got the call. I have no idea what I'm going to spend it on, maybe a holiday or treat myself to something, I'll have to think about it," Robyn said. "My husband told me to treat myself."

Robyn is well known to parents and children across Ipswich, as she is always there at the Queens Park Tennis Centre on a Saturday morning helping to run things, and she's done it for many years.

"I help out with the kids and the Hotshots program on a Saturday morning," Robyn said. "I've been doing it since my kids were little, and they are all adults now.

"Actually, I think I might get myself a little bracelet while I'm here, I've always liked shopping at Goldmark!"

THANKYOU Ipswich for supporting local business in the City Pride campaign, it's been a blast!

City Pride will be back next August...will you be next year's big winner?



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