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Princeton natives are national finalists

Furniture contest could deliver $10,000

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:13 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:18 p.m. CST
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Former Princeton residents Ethan and Trina Krieger are hoping to walk away with the Ashley Furniture: House Full of Furniture Giveaway. The couple are one of 15 finalists still in the running for the grand prize.

PRINCETON — Winning $10,000 worth of furniture would be a dream come true — especially for a newly married couple, settling into their first home.

That dream could be a reality for Princeton-natives Ethan and Trina Krieger. The two are currently standing with 14 other couples as finalists in the Ashley Furniture: House Full of Furniture Giveaway. The contest was open to all newlywed and engaged couples from around the country. To be one of 15 in the final round is quite an exciting experience for the Kriegers.

“We are extremely excited,” Ethan said. “In fact, when Trina first read the email telling us we made it to the final round of the contest, she just started yelling and laughing because she was so excited. I had to wait ‘til she calmed down a little before she could explain to me why she as so excited.”

The contest displays a photo of the couple and a short story on how they met and got engaged. People are encouraged to visit the contest website and vote for their favorite picture and story.

The Kriegers need help in this final round of the contest. They are reaching out to all friends and family and local media outlets to try to capture as many votes in the contest. Voting is ongoing from now until July 27.

If the Kriegers win, they have plans to replace old furniture pieces they are currently using. A new couch and bedroom set are top priorities, and if the budget allows, a king-size mattress sounds pretty good, too.

“The bedroom set we have right now was my dad’s from when he was a kid,” Ethan said. “Our couch was given to us from one of Trina’s old college roommates, and it is definitely on its last legs. When we carried it up to our third floor apartment, I could hear loose and broken pieces of wood moving around inside the couch.

“We’re very thankful for the furniture people have given us to help get us started, but it would be very nice to get stuff of our own that we actually get to pick out.”

To vote for the Kriegers, visit http://woobox.com/8mgtap and click on their story and photo.

Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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