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Surprise Win Makes a Grayson Family Very Happy

Grayson Business Spring Fling iPad give-away was won by someone who will make good use of it.

When Sharyn Berg took Faith Powers to the Parkside at Grayson Shopping Center last week, it was just for a pleasant outing for the two of them.

“Faith has Down’s Syndrome and I am her caregiver. I’m always looking for fun outings during the day,” Berg said, adding it was while looking for one of those outings that she found the Spring Fling that was taking place at the Parkside at Grayson Shopping Center. “We visited all the stores, enjoyed cheese cubes at Office, received a goody bag at and visited Jay Lowrance at .”

Berg said that was where they saw the iPad that was being given away.

“After answering all the questions from the retailers on a card provided to us, we dropped it in the bucket at and went on our way,” Berg said, adding that one of Faith’s favorite activities is playing video games. “I try and find opportunities for her to play when I can find something that is free. Money is a problem - that was why we were at the Spring Fling.”

All in all, they had a fun day, but the best was yet to come.

“To our surprise, Faith’s mom received a call Monday saying Faith had won the iPad,” Berg said.

Immediately on receiving the news, the three Grayson residents headed to Grayson Computer to pick up the iPad.

“Faith was as happy as can be to now have her very own iPad to play games on,” Berg said.

(Editor's Note: The cost of the computer was contributed by all the businesses that participated in the Parkside at Grayson shopping center Spring Fling.)

Jason Brooks April 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM
I love Jay and Grayson Computers. He helps us out at the church all the time is always helpful, knowledgeable, and in a good mood. Plus, he loves Macs. How can you go wrong with that???
Lee April 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM
I love when the "right" people when the prize! This is a quality-of-life change for this family, not just another toy! Love it!!!
Jay Lowrance April 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I do love Macs! :)
Sharon Swanepoel April 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I agree. Way to go Jay and thank you Grayson Computer - what a great way to contribute to the community. I love sharing stories like this one.
Jay Lowrance April 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM
One note for clarification...It was not just Grayson Computer that gave away the iPad. All of the businesses in our complex contributed to the event and the giveaway. They deserve some love as well. I'm just the one that was lucky (?) enough to get my ugly mug posted here. :)
Sharyn Berg April 24, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Yes, Faith and I visited all the stores and had great fun at the event! Not only did Jay of Grayson Computer have the privilege of presenting the computer to Faith, but I have been a patron of his store and he does great work! Thanks to all of the stores at Parkside at Grayson shopping center for making one special person very happy!
Kim Roberto April 24, 2012 at 05:06 PM
What a great story! Congratulations Faith - enjoy your new iPad! Kudos to all the particpating stores.

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