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Elusive Golden Tickets still available in Vernon chocolate bars

Morning Star’s Valley Vonka contest includes four remaining tickets worth $600-$1,500 inside treats

One down, four to go.

The Morning Star’s second annual Valley Vonka and the Hot Chocolates Factory contest is on (based on the classic novel Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory).

Inside Valley Vonka chocolate bars (created by Cotton’s Chocolates in Vernon) are five – well, now four as one has been found – Golden Tickets worth a prize valued between $600 and $1,500.

Bars are by donation (minimum $5 which all goes to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities) and available at The Morning Star, Canadian Tire, FreshCo, Printech and Vernon Nissan.

“This community initiative is a sweet deal for everyone involved,” said Morning Star publisher Keith Currie.

“From the sponsors to the winners and every person who purchases a bar, everyone wins by getting more kids into sports.”

“We had a lot of fun with it last year and we are looking forward to seeing more people come into our office with big smiles after finding a Golden Ticket.”

The prizes will be given out at a special evening event at the Towne Theatre in early June, with Morning Star reporter Roger Knox as the emcee, and includes a screening of the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp.

The contest prizes include:

• Hanging chair, Canadian Tire ($600);

• Movie package, Towne Theatre ($1,500);

• Gift card, FreshCo ($1,500);

• Gym membership, Ladies World ($1,500);

• Golf package, Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club ($1,500).

Should you find a ticket, you can redeem it at The Morning Star before 4 p.m., Friday, May 17.

If a person under 19 finds a Golden Ticket, they can transfer the ticket to a parent/guardian/adult.

Only 2,500 chocolate bars have been made so the odds of finding a Golden Tickets are one in 500.

Younger readers can also take part in the colouring contest for a chance to win chocolate for a year!

READ MORE: VIDEO: Vernon youth unwraps first Valley Vonka golden ticket

READ MORE: Let the search for the five golden tickets commence in Vernon

Roger Knox

About the Author: Roger Knox

I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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