From left, Linndsy, Jenn and David Scheer get a feel for their new John Deere ATV as grand-prize winners of Purina Check-R-Board Days’ national sweepstakes, last week at the Oak Harbor Country Store. Photo by Daniel Warn/Whidbey News-Times

From left, Linndsy, Jenn and David Scheer get a feel for their new John Deere ATV as grand-prize winners of Purina Check-R-Board Days’ national sweepstakes, last week at the Oak Harbor Country Store. Photo by Daniel Warn/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor woman wins all-terrain vehicle

When Jenn Scheer went shopping at Oak Harbor’s Country Store in January, winning a John Deere ATV was nowhere in her mind.

Owner of Scheer Yard Works, Scheer is no stranger to the aisles of the Country Store. And, apparently, neither is her daughter, Linndsy, who has a penchant for filling out sweepstakes forms.

“She does it every time we go anywhere,” Jenn Sheer said. “Any sort of thing that needs to be filled out, she’s writing it down.”

The law of large numbers paid off, because the Scheers became Purina Check-R-Board Days’ grand prize winner of a John Deere Gator TS utility vehicle, valued at $5,500, and various Purina products.

Country Store of Oak Harbor became the grand prize location out of over 1,500 participating stores, while the Sheers won the bounty out of 14,170 entries, said Purina spokeswoman Diana Van Leuven.

Mark Hicks, manager of Oak Harbor Country Store, said his shop is proud to be the center of Purina’s generosity.

Purina Check-R-Board Days is a national, customer-appreciation sweepstakes conducted by Purina Animal Nutrition.

As for the Scheers, Linndsy gets the privilege of running the vehicle she worked so hard to obtain.

“She’ll be hauling firewood,” Jenn Scheer said jokingly.

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