Traffic in downtown Springfield wasn’t limited to cars Thursday evening.
The Budweiser Clydesdales, MGM Springfield, and the Big E teamed up to give one lucky winner a very special ride through Springfield to the Big E fairgrounds in West Springfield.
Shalonda Mabry, a Springfield resident, was chosen out of more than 3,000 entries to ride with the famous Clydesdales from MGM to a party at the Big E.
“I was like oh, I’ll just apply, I like the Clydesdales,” said Mabry. “I go to the Big E every year. I got the call Tuesday, and I was like no way. Winner winner chicken dinner. I’m just a lucky person today.”
Mabry also won dinner at one of MGM’s restaurants, and a VIP experience on opening day of the Big E Friday.