Leadville woman wins Volvo at Vail concert
Vail CO, Colorado
VAIL, Colorado ” While Chicago politicians historically rely on constituents voting early and often, one vote was all it took for Leadville’s Renya Romero Wednesday evening as the 35-year-old drove home in a brand new Volvo C-30 as the season-long Grand Prize winner at the final Bud Light Street Beat free concert in Vail, Colorado.
Romero, who works at the Kitchen and Linen Source in Edwards, had only one entry in the hopper when the final eight names were drawn for a chance to compete in the Volvo Grand Prize Road Rally for the car. She had filled out the entry form earlier in the evening.
“This is a really great early birthday present,” said Romero, whose birthday is just around the corner on May 9.
Romero, along with Avon’s Steve Croke and Linda Garrett of Edwards, advanced as the final three contestants, successfully picking wrapped gifts that contained miniature Volvo toy cars.
Once in the Volvo Grand Prize Road Rally, Romero jumped out to an early two car length lead, fending off a challenge from Croke before crossing the finish line and collecting her new car.
In addition to the Volvo Grand Prize Giveaway, the evening also included the drawing for the Volvo Return Trip To Vail Grand Prize for a lucky out of town guest and an ’80s costume contest.