PHOTO (LEFT TO RIGHT): Vicki Harshbarger Department Manager Public Relations and Communications with GreyStone Power, Karen Thaxton Week 2 Winner, Margaret Garland owner of Dinner’s Ready, Tim Collins Publisher Chapel Hill News & Views.
Congratulations to Karen Thaxton who is this week’s winner of $100, drawn on Monday, September 10th. You can enter the week 3 drawing now. The deadline to enter is Monday, September 17th at 7 AM. The winner will be announced shortly after that.
Karen’s entry recommended Dinner’s Ready with the following comment, so they also win $100: “Dinner’s Ready has the best vegetables and homemade desserts in town and the wait staff are great.”
This week we ended up with 121 entries distributed among the following entry points.
Villa Rica News & Views Facebook = 22
Chapel Hill News & Views Facebook = 24
GreyStone Power Facebook = 23
GreyStone Power Website = 21
News & Views Website = 31
Those who entered the contest in all five places had approximately a 1:24 chance of winning.
The winning entry came from the GreyStone Power Website for the second straight week. To pick the winner we started with VRNV FB and assigned those entries number 1-22, then made CHNV FB numbers 23-46, GreyStone Facebook numbers 47-69, GreyStone Website numbers 70-90, and News & Views Website numbers 91 to 121. We then went to the Random Number generating website, www.random.org, and had it generate a number between 1 and 121, and the number was 81, which was the 12th entry on the GreyStone Website entry form.
HERE IS A COMPLETE LIST OF THE WEEK 2 ENTRIES for the Together We Win contest.
By reading these entries you will learn about why certain businesses are popular among your neighbors, and maybe you will discover a new favorite spot for your family. Entries have been placed in alphabetical order by business to make it easier to find a business you might be looking for information about.
We love, love, love A.D. West Dance Company! Our daughter has been dancing there for 6 years. Mrs. Angie and her staff are the best! Way to go 2012 National Champions!!! – Danesha Thomas
I would highly recommend Ashbrook Village Senior Community to anyone that is retired or looking for a peaceful place to live. I know someone who lived there and it was a beautiful place they called home! – Tammy Norton
The Atlantic Buffet offers an AMAZING variety of sushi at a great price. I am a germ-a-phobe & when they noticed I would not use the utensils someone else picked up food with they offered me my own set on tongs! THAT WAS AWESOME! I highly recommend them. – Suzanne Carciari
Atlantic Buffet sushi! – Melanie Stir
I like Autobuffs Express on Douglas Blvd. It’s the only place I’ve taken my car to get it washed. Love the car clean out area.
For dog grooming it’s no other than Bark Avenue. In the past our standard poodle” Maxie” has been a little nervous about going to be groomed but Amy at Bark Avenue has the special touch that eases Maxie’s anxiety level. Best groomer in town!! – Rhonda Reid
The staff at Big Chic Villa Rica are some great people! The food is amazing as well!!! – Ashley Lowery
Bojangle’s in Villa Rica is fantastic. Got my free 4 piece tenders meal and can’t wait to go back! – Nancy Coleman
My daughter practices softball every week in Villa Rica! My car stops each week for Bojangle’s Chicken. We love it and there is not one where we live! – Tara Morgan
I like the Bright Star Preschool ad. Bright Star preschool is a great school. The staff is wonderful and the classes are small. – Sandra Waldrip
Bright Star Preschool is the best Preschool in the world!!! – Cindy Clodfelter
Carnival Zone is a fun place that I can take my 3 year old grandson Mason to. He gets lots of exercise and gets out of in front of TV! – Tara Johnson
Carnival Zone has become a great party place for my family! My sister, my sister-in-law, and I have each scheduled birthday parties there for our children. The staff was wonderful, and our children had a terrific and exhausting time 🙂 – Shannon Boyett
The Christmas in Lithia Craft Show is a truly great showing of talented craftsmanship. And they have wonderful food venues too.
We have been patients of Dr. Deas and his wonderful staff at Creekside Dental for many years now. They are especially wonderful with my 7 and 5 year old girls. We all actually look forward to going to the dentist. Recommend them if in need of a dentist. – Julie Quinn
I love Dazzles skating rink. I just wish Douglasville had more activities for all the youth to keep them out of trouble! Keep up the good work Dazzles!! – Blakely Johnson
Friday nights at Dazzles skating rink is a must for the teens in my house! It is a good way for them to exercise! – Tara Johnson
Dinner’s Ready has the best vegetables and homemade desserts in town and the wait staff are great. – Karen Thaxton
Dinner’s Ready is my favorite place to eat. Their food and desserts are always delicious and great service. Wish they were still in Villa Rica! – Gail Turner
I just had an emergency tooth issue that Douglasville Dental Associates took care of without an appointment. I was able to walk in and get immediate service! Thanks – Tara Johnson
Douglasville School of Dance is one of my favorites. They are the best dance studio and my granddaughters have been there for 4 years. They love it and I love their recitals! The teachers are awesome! – Elaine O’Bannon
El Texano Mexican Restaurant that advertises with Chapel Hill News and Views. Had they not advertised with Chapel Hill I would not have known about their place. They are one of my favorite places to eat in Douglasville. – Cathy Rooks
Can’t wait to try out the new Mexican restaurant, El Texano. I have heard really good things about it. – Ann Prescott Anderson
Evans BBQ— Love the BBQ egg-rolls!! – Tiffany Parson
Gold’s Gym – I have been a member at Gold’s Gym ever since I was a young tot. My parents bought our family memberships back before it was even called Gold’s Gym. (It was called the Health Center when I first started going!) Needless to say, I am very attached. I spent many summer days at the pool at the gym on Hospital Drive (back when there was a pool) when I was younger and now go to as many group classes as I can when I come home from college. I absolutely LOVE all the people who work there, the environment, the people who go there…everything! Gold’s Gym, you rock! And I love running on your treadmills. 🙂 – Abbie Robinson
The staff at the GreenTree Day Spa and skin care clinic. They were very polite and friendly. Great experience for my first time there. – Carolyn Phillips
My family loves to eat at Johnny’s Pizza! – Sherri Rand
We love Kay Animal Hospital. Staff is always wonderful and they know how to deal with my sweet (well not so sweet) English Bulldog. Most vets would sedate her, but they know exactly how to handle her. We absolutely love everyone up there!! – Dawn Head
We take all our animals to Kay Animal Hospital. The staff is very friendly and treat our animals as if they were their own. – Katie Beaudrot
always like to read the article from LifeGate Church Mirror Lake – Elaine Camp
Mandie Newsom Photography does very nice photos, out family will use her for years to come! – Christopher Raley
I rely on M.D. Minor Emergency & Family Medicine for keeping me healthy year after year! Whether it’s a minor injury or the flu, they always take really good care of me. I appreciate their dedication to quality care. – Allison Weiner
Merle Norman …Love to shop in there – They are always so very helpful. – Dianne Morgan
I love the wide variety of gifts available from Merle Norman in Douglasville. The girls are always helpful in finding the perfect gift! – Stephanie Bleakley
The Mill Amphitheater offers events to delight the community including free concerts, movies, farmer’s market, trick or treat, Christmas Tree Lighting. I’ve attended many events and look forward to Benefit for Aimee Copeland. – Peg Taylor
Throughout the year, our family does business with Mr. PJ’s Buffalo Wings, but it’s now football season and we are preparing to ramp up our orders. They have the absolute best wings in VR! Staff is super friendly, food is delicious, and order turnaround is very fast. Love it! – Jessica Pugh
Molly Maid….Best service a girl could have. It’s nice when you don’t have time – just let them do it. – Dianne Morgan
I LOVE Mr. PJ’s Buffalo Wings. They have the best wings & fried fish in West GA. I love the fact that they mix flavors without extra charges – I mix lemon pepper & mild. The service is great also – the young gentleman that works in the afternoon always remembers who I am when I come in to get my order. I totally recommend Mr. PJ’s – Brandie McGhee
I like Mr PJ’s Wings! Great food at a great price, and it’s close to home! – Gene Pugh
I really like New Moutaintop Baptist Church‘s summer camp program. It was through the Chapel Hill News and Views that I found this camp for my daughter this past summer. It was affordable and the camp counselors made her feel at home. – Tameka Milton
The Olive Tree in Villa Rica is one of our favorite places to eat, the food is delicious and the service is great too! – Sherri Rand
One of my favorite places to eat in my area is The Olive Tree. I love Greek food and I love Italian food. So, The Olive Tree is perfect for me. I always have a great dining experience there. – Natasha Stansel
Physicians Immediate Med – I have had to use this for my kids on the weekends, when their pediatrician is closed! GREAT place and great staff!!! It’s my “primary” doctor now! 🙂 – Keri Pitts
R&R Dental Specialists, Dr. Reese is where I took my daughter to have her wisdom teeth removed. We were impressed from the moment we walked into the office. They provide a calm and caring atmosphere. It was a wonderful experience for us. We love R&R Dental specialists! – Christine McCoy
Sam & Rosco’s is the best place to eat in Douglasville. Love everything about it. – Dianne Morgan
I just recently ate at Sam & Rosco’s for the first time! I enjoyed the calm atmosphere and great Italian food! – Tara Johnson
I love Sam and Rosco’s. Great place to eat for any occasion. – Ann Prescott Anderson
I visited Serenity Nail Bar & Spa this evening for the first time. I loved the decor of the shop and the plush seating for services. The customer service was excellent and that’s the most relaxing mani/pedi I’ve had in a long time! – Ashley Pratt
Serenity Nail Bar and Spa is by far the best Nail Salon in Douglasville GA. The staff is very professional and friendly every time I go. They always make sure you are comfortable and satisfied with their services. Serenity has a very well kept and clean facility I have never seen anything like it. You just have to experience the pampering it’s amazing!!! – LaShawn Mims
I saw the ad for Serenity Nail Spa and love the place. Great and relaxing place to get nails done and hopefully I will be trying their other services soon. – Lillian Pettit
Recently my daughter and I went to Serenity Nail Bar & Spa for a girl’s day! So happy that we found this gem – the employees are awesome and considerate. Can not wait to go back! Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a good nail salon! – Ginger Ritchie
I like Serenity Nail Bar & Spa advertisement. I like that they are offering a 15% discount on any service for the month of September. I will be paying them a visit very soon. Thank you – Renata Speaks
Sound Proof, they are a great group and do a great job. – Jonathan Skelton
It is cool that Stevi B’s Pizza is doing movie tickets for $7.50 with adult buffet. Page 28 – Katrena Bailey
Stevi B’s is awesome! They have a great selection of yummy pizzas and a very friendly staff! – Katie Beaudrot
I like Subway sandwiches on any day, but I especially like the Value meals on Friday. – James Gardner
Wasabi— $1 sushi. yummm – Tiffany Parson
My daughter has taken tumbling classes at West Georgia Gymnastic Center. The instructors are knowledgeable and professional, and truly interested in the progress of their students. Now, if they only considered an adult class. – Rosemary Herrschaft
I was looking for a swim club for my daughter. I read about the West Georgia Swim Club Piranhas in the Chapel Hill News and Views! We joined the swim team this summer and haven’t looked back! The coaches are amazing and work really well with all the swimmers! What I liked most was that it was affordable, something I can’t say about other sports! We have been pleased with how organized and great this program is!! – Katie Wolff
We love Wing It! Best wings around and great service. – Jodi Shadix