Following a strong round of entries in its pumpkin-carving competition, and a string of new "Likes" on Facebook, Niagara Frontier Publications has announced the winners of its annual fall contests.
Congratulations to top carvers Paul Yaeger of Grand Island (first place), Nancy Tebo of Lewiston (second place), and North Tonawanda's Merrie Carole Strangio and family (third place).
Grand Island's Pat Proctor won a $50 gift certificate to Casa Antica in Lewiston for "Liking" NFP's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wnypapers.
Additional prizes were presented courtesy of Greg's Pools in Lewiston, the Aquarium of Niagara and Old Fort Niagara.
Thank you to all who entered! (photos by Joshua Maloni)
Paul Yaeger, center, is pictured with Favorite's Pizzeria workers Gabby Grace and Olivia Michaels. Favorite's provided the first-place party-pack prize. The pizza and sub shop is located at 781 Cayuga St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Paul Yaeger's pumpkin.
Nancy Tebo, left, stands with DiMino Tops Lewiston co-owner MaryRose Casero. The family-owned supermarket provided the second-place prize. Tops is located at 906 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Anthony and Alyssa Strangio are shown inside Kelly's Country Store at 3121 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island. The third-place winners are pictured with Kelly's Amanda Diamond inside the unique gift and handmade chocolate shop's Christmas room.
Pat Proctor, left, receives his gift certificate to Casa Antica from chef Calogero (Charlie) Soldano. Lewiston's Italian restaurant is located at 490 Center St.