A Salina man will be making his first ever trip to the Country Stampede next week thanks to a Salina radio station.
Cory Saylor of Salina was the grand prize winner over the weekend in the Salina Media Group radio station Y93.7 Long McArthur Country Stampede VIP ticket giveaway.
Finalists had to qualify at event sponsor locations previously to Saturday’s grand finale. Sponsor locations included: Long McArthur Ford Lincoln, Suburban TV & Appliance, Gutierrez Mexican Restaurant, K-State Credit Union, Coyote Canyon, & Salina Iron & Metal.
On Saturday 28 finalists competed for a prize package worth over $2,500. The prize package Included front row ticket to the 2013 Country Stampede, hotel accommodations, VIP parking passes, and food gift certificates. The runner up relieved a pair of VIP tickets & hotel, a $1600 value. The two others from the final four received four day passes. The other finalists won an assortment of other Stampede tickets & prizes valued at over $4000.
The finalists Saturday had to compete through a series of games including musical chairs, a country music quiz, name that tune from this years Country Stampeded artists, and lastly a random drawing. The final four all got to draw a key to a brand new Ford F150 or 250 trucks. Inside each truck was an envelope containing a prize, so each were surprised to see what was inside when they opened the truck coordinating with their key.
Saylor, who is a a self-professed big country music fan, has never been able to but has always wanted to attend the Country Stampede.