Safford’s Williams wins $1k in gift certificates

David Bell Photo/Gila Valley Central. Chelsi Williams, of Safford, received more than $1,000 to area businesses and restaurants Friday in the Kat Kountry 94.5 gift certificate giveaway.

THATCHER —Chelsi Williams thought her chances to win more than $1,000 worth of gift certificates to area businesses and restaurants were “very slim.”

Yet win she did in the Kat Kountry 94.5 Facebook give-away Friday.

Her name was announced as the winner on the Reed Richins Show Friday morning.

“I didn’t hear it. I just had clocked in at work and my co-worker told me,” Williams said, adding that her first thought was, “No way. And then my friend texted me and all my other co-workers told me, too.”

Richins, owner of Double R Communications, purchased nearly $1,000 of the Invest in Safford Gift Certificate program certificates, and was able to secure $200 in $20 vouchers from the Town of Thatcher and $250 worth of gift certificates for businesses in Pima.

Williams said her first stop with her handful of gift certificates will be Kainoa’s Hawaiian Grill in Thatcher.