McDonald’s of Laredo Announced the Winner of the Free McDonald’s for a Year Raffle
Laredo, TX
02/23/2018 12:00 PM

LAREDO, TX - This year McDonald’s of Laredo decided to raffle a voucher for a year’s worth of McDonald’s to a family of four. The winning family name was selected during McMonday, the closing event of the WBCA Carnival Sponsored by McDonald’s of Laredo. Thousands of Laredoans were given free entry to the Carnival by providing a McDonald’s receipt, and were entered into the raffle.


“McDonald’s of Laredo is very proud to be part of the WBCA Carnival and we are glad to announce the winner for free McDonald’s for a year,” said Laredo McDonald’s Owner, Mike Marasco.


Out of more than 2,700 participants who entered the raffle, one local family received a phone call from Mike Marasco who shared the great news. The lucky winner was Ashley Molina.


Ashley Molina visited the Saunders Location at 6:18 PM and received the phone call at around 7:45 PM. Molina was still in the carnival grounds and ready to get on a ride when she received the news.


 “I’m happy to receive free meals from my happy place,” Molina said.   


More than 9,000 people received an admission ticket by bringing a McDonald’s receipt. 


The Washington’s Birthday Celebration, founded in 1898, is the largest Celebration of its kind in the United States. Throughout the years, the Celebration has grown to be over a month long and consists of parades, dazzling pageants, fireworks, a carnival, an air show, a sizzling jalapeño festival and much more. Combined, WBCA events attract nearly 500,000 residents and visitors, and yearly contributes an estimated $14 million to the local economy. The Washington's Birthday Celebration was recently ranked as one of the Top 100 Events in North America. 


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