Wilbert and Jeanette Schneider aren’t new to Bluebonnet’s annual membership meeting. But after taking a few of years off from regularly attending they’ve started a streak of sorts. Wilbert has won a door prize two years in a row.
Last year he was able to carry his prize home. This year he won the grand prize – a Cub Cadet riding mower – and it had to be delivered.
“We’ve never won anything this big,” Jeanette Schneider said. “Wilbert won a bug zapper last year and that was about the littlest prize.”
The Schneiders live in Elgin and have big plans for their new mower.
“We’ve got a lot of yard here around the house that we have to cut,” Jeanette said. “We already have one riding mower so I guess now we’ll both get to use one.”
The Schneiders needed a new mower last year, so they bought one. They haven’t decided who’ll get to use the new one.
“I’m used to the one we have. I haven’t gotten on the new one to see how it works yet, but I have been reading the book to see how to operate it. It looks a lot like ours.”
The Schneiders attend their credit union’s annual meeting and Aqua Water’s annual meeting, but haven’t had any luck winning a door prize at either meeting. Bluebonnet gave away 25 door prizes this year at its annual meeting, all of which were donated by area businesses.
“It’s great to win,” Jeanette said. “You always want to win but it seems like you always watch someone else. I told Wilbert I had a lucky number this year, but he ended up winning.”
Sounds like she picked a winner in Wilbert.