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President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival has many winners

April 10, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Falconer man finds treasure hunt medallion

MAYVILLE - Congratulations go out to Rick Gardner of Falconer who was the winner of the 2013 Medallion Treasure Hunt, an event held in conjunction with the annual President's Day Weekend Winter Festival.

Gardner found the medallion after the eighth clue was released, the medallion having been hidden in a flower urn at the Russell E. Diethrick, Jr., Park in Jamestown.

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The 2013 President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival, recently held from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17 in Mayville, featured a polar bear swim benefiting the Mayville Food Pantry. The funds were presented to Bonnie Smith, right, Coordinator of the Mayville Food Pantry located at St. Paul’s Outreach Center, Mayville, by Deborah Marsala, left, the Coordinator for the Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce.

Gardner was presented as the winner at the festival's opening ceremonies Friday evening, Feb. 15 at Lakeside Park in Mayville. The Maple Inn of Chautauqua Institution was the sponsor of this event, donating a weekend stay at The Maple Inn as one of the prizes. Gardner also received a $100 cash prize.

The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Taylor Lehman of Jamestown, a student at SUNY Fredonia and employed at Northwest Savings Bank in Mayville, and her grandmother, Janet Henderson of Busti, for writing the treasure hunt clues this year. The chamber thought participants would like to read the remaining clues Lehman and Henderson worked so hard on.

Clue 9: "There are sport teams that visit from all over the place, They come here in the hope of getting a base; They travel here seeking to win at all cost; And they find new friends that will never be lost."

Clue 10: "By now you have probably figured it out, Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park is the place no doubt, Save your money because a ticket is not needed, Find the medallion in an urn that's yet to be seeded."

The chamber would also like to thank its business sponsors. Without the support of local businesses and the community, this festival could not take place. Thanks for the continuing commitment to this long-held annual winter festival in its 26th year. For information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 753-3113.

Winter Festival contest and raffle winners

MAYVILLE - The 2013 President's Day Weekend Winter Festival held the weekend of Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 in Mayville featured many contests and raffles for all ages.

John Menchyk of Madison, Ohio was the winner of the 50/50 drawing and George Cook of Mayville won the carved bear statue created by chainsaw artist Karl Buryta. The Chili Cook-off winners were Lighthouse Point Grocery in the Judges Award category. In the People's Choice category, winners were Lighthouse Point Grocery in first place, Tom Przepiora of Mayville in second place and Jim Bradford in third place.

The snow cooperated this year and the Snowman/Animal Building Contest was held, sponsored by Andriaccio's Restaurant of Mayville. Winners were: in the 4 to 6 age group Ryan Lack of Dunkirk, N.Y., in first place and Evan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in second place; in the 7 to 9 age group Logan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in first place and Madison Cresanti of Sherman, N.Y., in second place; and in the 10 to 12 age group Lauren Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa. in first place and Mika Walters of Lakewood, N.Y., and Marshall Cresanti of Sherman, N.Y., tied for second place.

The Snowball Distance Throwing Contest, sponsored by Westfield Dodge City, Westfield, N.Y., was held again this year for ages 4 to adult. In the 4 to 6 age group winners were Evan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in first and Logan Renninger of Russell, Pa., in second place. Logan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., won first place and Jason Williams of Chautauqua, N.Y., won second place in the 7 to 9 age group. In the 10 to 12 group Deryck Brown of Jamestown, N.Y., came in first place and Lauren Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., came in second place. Stefani Heinz won first place and Tori Heintz came in second in the 13 to 15 age group. Winners in the16 to adult age category were Brian Williams of Chautauqua in first place and Bob Heintz in second place.

A new contest was held this year, the Lego Creation Building Contest, sponsored by North Shore Specialties of Mayville. Participants built their entries from an assortment of Lego pieces and other available blocks. Winners were: in the 5 to 6 age group Evan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in first and Carmine Lanese of Sagamore Hill, Ohio in second place; in the 7 to 8 group Zachary Druhot of Maple Springs, N.Y., in first and Zachary Ryberg of Jamestown, N.Y., in second place; in the 9 to 10 group Hunter Rumfola of East Aurora, N.Y., in first and Hannah Seastrom of Celoron, N.Y., in second place; in the 11 to 12 group Quinton Fredrick of Dewittville, N.Y., in first and Tyler Hind of Randolph, N.Y., in second place; and in the 13 to 15 group Max McKee of Chautauqua, N.Y., in first and Gabe Eastman of Belding, Mich., in second place. Avery Rebmann of South Dayton, N.Y., 2 years old, was given a special award for building her own Lego creation without mom's help. Congratulations go out to all of the winners.

The Mayville-Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce would like to again thank its business sponsors. Without their support, it would not have had the successful event it did. Thanks for the continuing commitment to this long-held annual winter festival. Next year's festival will take place Feb. 14 to 16, 2014.

Polar bear swim benefits food pantry

The 2013 President's Day Weekend Winter Festival, recently held from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17 in Mayville, featured a polar bear swim benefiting the Mayville Food Pantry.

The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all those who supported the "polar bears" and the food pantry with their generous donations totaling $375.

The brave "polar bears" included Jeff Valentie, Rob Collins - who jumped in twice - John and Katie Hostasa, DJ Shaw, Jason Reed, Wilford Randall Comcone, Amber Ludwig, Michael Ludwig, Thaddeus Smith, Alcerve Klinger, Ron Caldwell and Kandis Stofko.

In 2012, the Mayville Food Pantry provided 33,280 meals for 474 people in 200 households. It relies primarily on grant funds and donations from local businesses and organizations, but also individual and church donations as well as local fundraisers.

The funds were presented to Bonnie Smith, Coordinator of the Mayville Food Pantry located at St. Paul's Outreach Center, Mayville, by Deborah Marsala, the Coordinator for the Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce.

 
 

 

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