The first drawing of the Detour Dollars came on a chilly evening, but attendees stayed warm with the sounds of Mark Hagen (Waukon, Iowa) as musical entertainment. <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Spring Grove EDA members, Howard Deters and Tammy Stadtler, drew the winning names: Irey Meyer, New Albin, Iowa, Saundy Solum, Spring Grove, and Brenda Lueck, Caledonia.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->SGH/Marlene Deschler
The first drawing of the Detour Dollars came on a chilly evening, but attendees stayed warm with the sounds of Mark Hagen (Waukon, Iowa) as musical entertainment.

Spring Grove EDA members, Howard Deters and Tammy Stadtler, drew the winning names: Irey Meyer, New Albin, Iowa, Saundy Solum, Spring Grove, and Brenda Lueck, Caledonia.

SGH/Marlene Deschler
In an effort to help the merchants of Spring Grove increase store traffic during the downtown construction project, the Spring Grove EDA has kicked off its Detour Dollars promotion!

Registration locations change weekly - visit four businesses each week to increase your odds! You may register once per day at participating location (listed online at www.springgrovemn.com).

To register to have a chance in the next drawing, stop at Mulqueen's True Value, Spring Grove Public Library, Back Porch or Marv's Auto Body and fill out a slip. A drawing will be held on Wednesday evening, May 29. It will be held at Giants of the Earth Heritage Center at 6 p.m.

For the week of May 30 - June 5, people can register at Spring Grove Communications, Grass Run Farms (their box will be at the Spring Grove Public Library), Shooting Star Native Seeds (their box will be at Bluff Country Artists Gallery) and the Spring Grove Herald. This drawing is June 5 before Music-in-the-Park at 6 p.m.

Participants need not be present to win, but they'll win more if they are! You must be present to win the top $144 weekly top prize; if not present, $44 will be forfeited and winner will be notified of the $100 prize.

This week's first-prize winner of $100 went to Irey Meyer of New Albin, Iowa. Meyer was not present, so she did not win the full first-prize amount of $144.

The second place prize of a day pass to the Family SWIM Center went to Saundy Solum of Spring Grove.

The third prize of one admission pass to Spring Grove Cinema went to Brenda Lueck of Caledonia.

Weekly prizewinners will be qualified to win the $4,444 Spring Grove Dollars GRAND PRIZE DRAWING on Saturday, Oct. 5, during UffDa Fest! You need not be present to win the grand prize.

On Oct. 5 there will be 10 additional qualifiers drawn at the Community Street Celebration.

Weekly winners will be drawn each Wednesday at community events such as Music-in-the-Park.

One registration per person per location per day please. Must be 18 years old to register.

Check out the Facebook page with updated list of weekly winners and registration locations (SGDetourDollars).