CALEXICO — There's a contest afoot at selected downtown stores here.
Shoppers who patronize the 10 stores that have posters featuring a running jack-o'-lantern will receive promotional tickets with every purchase.
Browsers at the same stores can get a ticket just by asking.
The downtown merchants will start passing out the tickets today and continue to do so through Monday.
After Monday, Roy Dorantes of Western Auto and representatives of the other downtown stores, will select the winning ticket and call the winner.
That winner will be given $500 worth of $50 gift certificates.
At noon Wednesday the "winner" will be dressed in "some sort of costume," according to Dorantes, and have only a half-hour to spend the $500 in certificates.