Single dad comes up trumps
THE timing was perfect for the second winner of the City Pride promotion, which has seen a single dad go home $2500 richer.
Buying a pair of work shorts for his job as a school cleaner at Ipswich Work & Safety in Bundamba was a stroke of genius in the end for Hans Tulleners.
"I went in to the shop and the lady at the counter said 'do you want to enter?'
"'I'm not bothered' I said, but she insisted on me filling out the entry form,” Hans said. "I guess I'll have to go back and buy her a drink now.”
Hans has spent most of his life in Ipswich, after his parents moved here from Holland in 1969.
Today, the single dad still lives in the area, with his two teenage children.
"Both kids are in school and university, so this money will go towards a great Christmas,” he said.
"I never win things. I think I won $5 at a fair when I was about 10, that's the only time I've won anything in my life, so this was a great surprise.”
Hans enjoys living in Ipswich, and always shops locally when he can.
"I love the fact Ipswich still feels like a country town. Brisbane used to have that feeling, but it has lost it now. I hope Ipswich doesn't lose that feeling.”
Want to have heaps of cash to spend on Christmas just like Hans?
There is still one more prize to be won, and it's the big one. One lucky winner will walk away with $5000 in gift vouchers to spend on whatever they want.
Have you got your entries in? You can drop off your entry forms in the barrels at Riverlink, Brassall Shopping Centre, or drop them in to the Queensland Times in West Ipswich.
Get your entry form every time you shop any of the participating City Pride businesses. For the list of businesses visit www.qt.com.au/city -pride-17/.
Every shopping trip you make in Ipswich means you are supporting local business and if you win, you can spend that money at any participating City Pride businesses.
Plus don't forget to check The Queensland Times Facebook page for the next poll and place your vote to show support for your favourite local businesses. So far you've rated the best customer service, hairdresser, pub grub, coffee, pie and mechanic. What's next?
City Pride - it's all about supporting our local family owned businesses.