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Cornwall woman winner of casino’s Dream Car Giveaway

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AKWESASNE - Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort (AMCR) recently concluded its Dream Car Giveaway featuring a Chevrolet Camaro convertible on Saturday April 26, 2014 and the lucky winner was Elise Arseneau from Cornwall, Ont. The car giveaway was part of AMCR’s month-long April celebration in honor of its 15th Anniversary.

The Chevrolet Camaro convertible was provided by Frenchie’s Chevrolet of Massena and retails at $35,500. Real “Frenchie” Coupal, owner of the dealership, said, “We’re pleased to work with the casino on this promotion and showcase some of our extensive inventory from our three locations; Frenchie’s Chevrolet, Frenchie’s Ford, and Frenchie’s Selects. We look forward to working with the casino in the future.”

The Camaro was on display at the casino all month, and guests would frequently take photos standing next to the convertible. One guest on Facebook exclaimed, “It’s beautiful; that’s my dream car!”

The Dream Car Giveaway promotion kicked off on April 13, and the grand prize drawing was held on April 26. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, every half hour five guests won $50 in Slot Play and a chance to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Five out of the 40 winners who selected an envelope that contained a photo of the bright yellow Camaro advanced to the final round. An additional five “wild card” contestants were randomly selected to qualify as well.

As the grand prize drawing began, a large crowd gathered around the Camaro. Mr. Coupal was present for the drawing of the dream car. “We’d like to thank Frenchie for working with us, and providing such a beautiful car to giveaway,” AMCR General Manager Patrick Bassney said.

The 10 final contestants each selected a briefcase in the order they qualified. The winning briefcase contained a picture of the $35,500 convertible. Ms. Arseneau was the third contestant to select a briefcase. Keeping it simple, Elise chose briefcase number 3. The crowd erupted into applause as the briefcase revealed Elise had just won a brand new shiny Chevrolet Camaro convertible. Overcome with emotion, Elise gasped in shock as the crowded cheered.

Arseneau frequently visits AMCR for “ladies night” with her best friend. They both said they love the games and friendly atmosphere.

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