Chicagoland Resident Wins 2020 Ford Explorer in Darvin Furniture 100-Year Celebration
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Darvin Furniture President Will Harris (left) and Dan McMillan of Rizza Ford stand with Darvin 100th Anniversary grand prize winner Bridget Kincy-Pollard, who took home a 2020 Ford Explorer.
A large group of spectators gathered outside Darvin Furniture & Mattress, Chicagoland’s largest furniture and mattress store, in Orland Park, Ill., and anxiously awaited a winner to be declared. Among the crowd were 17 Darvin 100th Anniversary finalists who were equally excited to see if the individual code they had randomly chosen would be the lucky winner to open the doors to the red 2020 Ford Explorer.
The winner, Bridget Kincy-Pollard, was the third person to try her code when she won the Ford Explorer from Joe Rizza Ford. The crowd surrounding the vehicle immediately erupted as she teared up, stared at the crowd with a look of shock, covered her face with her hands and fell into the side of the building in a dramatic outpouring of emotion. “I’m the winner!” she cried as the crowd applauded.
The celebration continued as finalists collected their vouchers for their Wyndham vacations and congratulated Kincy-Pollard on her prized Explorer. For Will Harris, president of Darvin Furniture & Mattress, giving away the vehicle and vacations was just part of the year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration.
“From the beginning, Darvin has been part of the Chicagoland and Orland Park communities, and this is a grand example of that. It’s something that’s fun, but also contributes to the community at large,” says Harris. “Out of 5.2 million active companies with payroll in the United States, only seven-hundred have reached one-hundred years in business. We are very proud of what we have accomplished and we look forward to a very bright future ahead of us.”
Finalist Gail Nurczyk of Shorewood, who attended with a friend, says she is a frequent Darvin customer who just bought a couch there in May. “In June I brought my friend from Barrington to Darvin and she bought a dining room set. That’s when I entered the drawing. It’s a pretty far drive from Barrington, but I was telling her how big the store is and how you can find so many things, instead of going all over.”
For Kincy-Pollard, who could not wait to drive her new Explorer, she could not have been happier. “I really needed a new car, I have an eight-year-old Jeep Cherokee,” she says. “My birthday was (last week) and I just got a great present!”
Darvin Furniture is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2020. Darvin is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau, a recipient of the national 2018 Leadership Award from Furniture Today Magazine and the Illinois Retailer of the Year Award (See Video) from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. Darvin offers selection, style and quality you can afford. Visit Darvin.com today.
About Darvin Furniture: More than 100 years old, Darvin® Furniture is an industry leader and Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store. One of the top 100 furniture retailers in the country, Darvin Furniture's showroom is located on 11 acres in Orland Park, Illinois. The showroom features more than 200,000 sq.ft. of furniture on display, with 35,000 sq.ft. dedicated to a Clearance and Outlet Center, a 10,000-sq.-ft. Mattress Center and Rug Gallery. For more information, visit Darvin.com.