"Buy Local" raffle winner Monica Alcaraz (right), said the $150 gift certificate is the 'first time I've ever won anything." At left is Ace Aguilera, owner of Comics VS Toys, where Alcaraz chose to spend the money. | Photo by Bill Hendrickson / Boulevard Sentinel

Winner is chosen in “Buy Local” raffle

2021 Editions February More News

By Mary Lynch

 Monica Alcaraz, a resident of Highland Park, is the winner in the Boulevard Sentinel’s latest “Buy Local” raffle.

The Sentinel awarded Alcaraz a $150 gift certificate to use at the local merchant of her choosing. Alcaraz chose Comics VS Toys, Eagle Rock’s hub for comic books (new and back issues), toys and collectibles. Comics VS Toys, led by owner Ace Aguilera, is also known for its customer service and commuity, a place where you’ll find not only new and rare comics and toys, but also like-minded staff and shoppers who share your enthusiasm.  

Other local merchants who participated in the raffle can be found at the Sentinel’s Buy Local page.

The Sentinel launched the “Buy Local” raffle last June to help boost the local economy during the pandemic. Alcaraz is the fourth winner. Other winners have included Highland Park and Eagle Rock residents who chose to spend their gift certificates at Barcade, Haley Solar boutique and L.A. Road Thrift Store.

Don’t miss the next Boulevard Sentinel “Buy Local” raffle, which will take place in the spring.  Sign up here now.

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