Sonya Stanage, payroll manager at Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV Co., recently won a Walt Disney resort package offered by United Way of Elkhart County. According to a press release, Stanage’s name was selected at random from over 2800 entries.
“My granddaughter and I have been saving extra change in our ‘Disney jar’ for a couple of years,” commented Stanage. “So, when the girls at work told me I won, I was so excited to tell my grandchildren that they will be going to Disney this year.”
The trip will be bittersweet because of a tragedy that struck the family recently. “My plan was to give the trip to my daughter, new son-in-law and the kids,” Stanage said. “However my daughter passed away suddenly a week after winning the trip so grandpa and I will be taking it instead. This trip will be very special and sad at the same time, but we will do our best to make this a dream come true for the kids. They can’t stop talking about having lunch with Buzz Lightyear and Cinderella.”
United Way has been a very important part of Stanage’s life for the past 10 years. Not only does she enjoy donating and getting involved in events, but part of her job at Keystone is to work on the yearly campaigns with all the employees. “The employees at Keystone are continuously supportive and generous each and every year,” says Stanage. “We all pitch in and help; we feel that we can make a difference in our community.”
According to Jessica Koscher, executive vice president of United Way of Elkhart County, Keystone is one of the largest contributors to the organization. The Walt Disney World Resort vacation for four was provided as an incentive by Menno Travel.