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Winners of the 2015 Essay & Art Contest ‘What the Coast Guard Means to Me’

 First place winner of the Middle School Division Art Competition, Dominic Alba, age 13,  depicts a Boardwalk scene with two Coast Guard helicopters hovering above, led by a banner  plane with the message “Join the U.S. Coast Guard.”
First place winner of the Middle School Division Art Competition, Dominic Alba, age 13,
depicts a Boardwalk scene with two Coast Guard helicopters hovering above, led by a banner
plane with the message “Join the U.S. Coast Guard.”

First place winner of the Elementary School Division Art Competition, Julia McLaughlin,  age 6, shows Coast Guard recruits with a rainbow overhead
First place winner of the Elementary School Division Art Competition, Julia McLaughlin,
age 6, shows Coast Guard recruits with a rainbow overhead

Cape May County Freeholders, ‘Coast Guard Community’ Festival Co-chairs and Captain Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May (TRACEN), will honor the 2015 Essay and Art Contest winners during the Festival’s evening event on Saturday, May 9 at Cape May Convention Hall.

“‘The 2015 Essay and Art contest is a special way to get the local children to show their creativity. This year’s theme, ‘What the Coast Guard Means to Me,’ hits home for many of the kids,” said Captain Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May. “We are truly grateful for their support.”

The Art and Essay contest was broken down into three sections: a Middle School Division Art Competition, an Elementary School Division Art Competition and an Essay Competition.

The Middle School Division Art Competition winners include: first place winner Dominic Alba, age 13, second place winner Emily DeLong, age 11, and third place winner Avery White, age 12. All three winners were from Ms. Colleen Ferraro’s art class at Richard M. Teitelman Middle School in Lower Township.

The Elementary School Division Art Competition winners include: first place winner Julia McLaughlin, age 6, second place winner Madeline Wolff, age 6, and third place winner Peyton Kesterson, age 6. All three winners were from Cape May City Elementary school’s kindergarten class.

First place winner of the Essay Competition is Nicole Wolf, age 18, of Cape May County Technical High School. Second place went to a group entry from Cape May County Technical High School. Robin Barry, age 17, served as group leader for Cameron Friedman, age 18, Erik Wolfe, age 18, Brandon Milano, age 17, Rebecca Dietrich, age 18, and James Schmucker, age 18.

Winning artwork will be displayed at the Coast Guard Community Festival May 8-10 and will remain on display for one year at the Ida Lewis Auditorium at TRACEN.

At the Saturday evening event, attendees can mingle at the Community Connections Mixer; enjoy a concert by the Cape May Pops; and taste local food products. The event is totally free to active military, U.S Coast Guard personnel and families, and the general public!

For more information about the Coast Guard Community Designation and Festival, visit coastguardcommunity.org or call Nina Ranalli, Coast Guard Community Festival Director at (609) 425-7650.

Funniest Wedding Photo

We would like to invite you to join our next contest, a Funniest (or Strange) Wedding Photo.

Contestants will be able to enter a photo from April 3 to April 17, 2014.

EVERYONE WHO ENTERS WINS A PRIZE!  Each contestant will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Gentle Dental!

Voting will be from April 18 to May 2, 2014.  Votes can be shared through their choice of social mediums.

Winners will be announced on May 3, 2014 via Facebook, website and the June 5th issue of The Forked River Gazette.

Please take the time to like the following sponsors of our prizes:

 

 

gentledenistry

 

Gentle Dental:

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http://gentledental.webs.com/

$50 Gift Certificate Off Any Service

 

 

palm breezes top of art.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Breezes Travel:

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$200 Gift Certificate towards a Sandals/Beaches Vacation

Must book with Palm Breezes Travel to receive the money off.

 

 

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Blase DeNatale Jewelers:

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blasedenatalejewelers.com

 

 

Gift Certificate

 

capt inn

 

Captain’s Inn Restaurant:

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www.captainsinnnj.com

 

 

Gift Certificate

 

 

logo

 

Dezigns NP:

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   Decorative Pillow with Image

 

 

FR Florist

 

Forked River Florist:

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http://www.forkedriverflorist.com/

 

Gift Certificate

 

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Winners of the Funniest Pet Photo Contest

The Forked River Gazette would like to announce their winners of the Funniest Pet Photo Contest.

1st Place ~ Won a gift card to Pet Smart for $50.00

dancing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Place ~ Won a gift card to Lucky’s Bed and Biscuit in Manhawkin for $25.00

cat in bassinet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place ~ Won a gift card to Lacey Pet Supply in Forked River for $10.00

working dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the winners.  Thank you to all who participated in our contest.

Please watch for our next contest starting very soon.  Many more prizes to be won.