Jack Love wins Bridge Street Mothers Day hamper draw

Out of 635 entrants, hospitality worker Jack Love – or, more approprately, his mother – was the lucky winner of a Mothers Day hamper in a raffle drawn in Murray Bridge on Saturday.

A majority of businesses on Bridge Street had contributed prizes to the hamper, which was worth about $700.

Mr Love won after having a ring belonging to his wife Emma repaired at Murray Harvy Jewellers.

Anna Glenn antiques shop owner Lisa Hancock said the high level of interest in the draw had demonstrated the goodwill townspeople still had for their main street.

“Everyone says it’s the Marketplace holding Bridge Street right now; that’s not the case,” she said.

“All the shops and everyone behind the scenes did a fantastic job.”

She said traders would consider running another raffle for Fathers Day, which will fall on September 3 this year.

More cooperation between businesses across the city is likely to follow the launch of a new business alliance at a golf club breakfast tomorrow morning.