Martinsville, Virginia


McLeod Wins "You'll Love the Pace!" Sweepstakes

Martinsville, VA (October 11, 2011) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) Tourism Division is pleased to announce the winner of their 2011 "You'll Love the Pace!" Sweepstakes, which was offered on the website August 26th through October 3rd.

Wey McLeod of Richmond, Virginia entered the random drawing and won an exciting travel package to Martinsville-Henry County valued at more than $700. The prize package includes:

• Two Nights Lodging for two (October 29 & 30) at The Virginia Home Inn, complete with a VIP Breakfast
• Admission for two to the TUMS 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race scheduled October 30, 2011, at Martinsville Speedway®
• Choice of Prime Rib Buffet or Seafood Buffet for two at Mr. G's at The Dutch Inn
• Admission for two to the Smithsonian-Affiliated Virginia Museum of Natural History
• Gift Certificate for Spa Services at The Village Spa
• Use of Bike Barn Bicycles on the Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail with Gift from Activate MHC
• Welcome Gift from

More than 1,400 people entered the contest, representing 47 American states and the District of Columbia. The only states not represented in the drawing were Alaska, North Dakota and South Dakota. McLeod plans to travel to Martinsville at the end of this month with his wife

According to McLeod, "This is so exciting. I've always wanted to make it to Martinsville but have never had the opportunity to come out before. What a great surprise!"

McLeod found out about the contest through an ad for Martinsville-Henry County in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and is looking forward to surprising his wife with the getaway. According to Jennifer Doss, Director of Tourism for the EDC, "Martinsville-Henry County has a lot to offer and this contest was designed to highlight some of the many options that visitors may choose to experience. Whether you're interested in heart-pounding racing, a relaxing day on the trail or any speed in between, You'll Love the Pace in Martinsville-Henry County!" 

The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area. The organization strives to support and develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as
an exceptional place to live, work and play.

The EDC is a public-private partnership between the City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) and the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.