Winners cart away plenty of prizes at Ornament Smash

Lucky 7 Car Store owner Travis Dice shares a light moment with winners Stephanie and Jimmy Faroh Thursday night at Ornament Smash in Warsaw. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — A last-minute entry and a first-time participant in Ornament Smash won a golf cart three days before Christmas on a snowy Thursday night in Warsaw.

35-year-old Stephanie Faroh of Warsaw won the grand smash, topping off a festive Ornament Smash sponsored by 107.3 WRSW as a major winter storm began blowing through the region.

Ornament Smash feels like a throwback to the era of Let’s Make a Deal and the days when radio folks liked to have outrageous fun. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Show Host Kris Lake donned a red-sequined jacket while morning show co-host Mandy Whitaker helped smash ornaments that revealed prize numbers.

For weeks, WRSW radio listeners have been vying for tickets that open the door for various gifts that had a combined value of $40,000.

The golf cart — an ICON Custom Golf Cart from Lucky 7 Car Store — is valued at $13,000.

Faroh stood up, high-fived her husband, Jimmy, and ran down the aisle and on stage after  Lake called her number – No. 51.

“It was an incredible event. Jimmy won a ticket at one of the First Fridays and I tagged along and won one of the last-minute tickets here tonight and it happens to be the lucky winner,” she said.

She said she was excited and grateful for the gift from Luck 7 Car Store in Warsaw.