Friday, September 17, 2010


Santina Colella of Addison was one of three recent monthly semi-final winners for Fox Valley Volkswagen’s LOVEbug2 Contest, which asks Chicagoland residents to nominate someone whose good deeds have gone a long way to help inspire them or others. She and two other August semi-finalists each won a Sony® Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder in a special award ceremony at Fox Valley Volkswagen’s West Chicago location, and will be entered into the Grand Prize Contest in December for a chance to win a 2010 Limited Edition Volkswagen Beetle valued at $20,390.

Colella was nominated by her sister, Elisabeta Colella, for her positive attitude and devotion to supporting her family through challenging economic times. Colella was forced to quit college a year before graduation due to job losses in her family and now lives between friends and strangers while helping to pay off family debt. She recently earned a position as a delivery associate that is now in jeopardy due to costly repairs needed to her current car.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize Santina’s inspirational hard work and faith during a very difficult situation,” said Emir Abinion, owner of Fox Valley Volkswagen. “We at Fox Valley Volkswagen are dedicated to giving back to the community and the LOVEbug contest is a great way for us to recognize and share our neighbors’ many good deeds that may otherwise go unnoticed.”

The LOVEbug2 contest runs through December 19, 2010. Nominations are accepted at Each month, three nominees receiving the most votes by others will receive prizes, including Garmin navigation systems, XM Satellite Radio Receivers and portable DVD players. The monthly winners will be entered into the grand prize contest, which will ask Chicagoans to vote for one final good-doer to win the new Volkswagen Beetle. To vote for a nominee, visit

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