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South Washington County businesses team up to offer free furnace, water heater contest

Two south Washington County businesses are offering a new furnace and water heater to a resident with the most compelling story of why the new appliances are needed.

Liberty Heating and Cooling is joining Edwards Plumbing to sponsor the “Why Me?” furnace and water heater giveaway.

Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park or Newport residents who need a new furnace and water heater but cannot afford them are encouraged to write up to 150 words explaining why they need new appliances. The contest includes free installation.

The businesses said they are running the giveaway to “give back during a time of year when nobody should be worrying about having issues with their heating system.”

Send stories to Why Me Holiday Giveaway, PO Box 16, Cottage Grove, MN 55016-0016. They can also be emailed through the “contact” tab of Liberty’s website at Include your full name, home address and phone number. Submissions will be accepted from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15. Three finalists will be selected before a winner is announced Feb. 19.