MAYVILLE - The 2013 Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival featured many contests and giveaways 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:
4- to 6-year-old age group: Ryan Lack of Dunkirk in first place and Evan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in second place;
7- to 9-year-old age group: Logan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa. in first place and Madison Cresanti of Sherman in second place; and
10- to 12-year-old age group: Lauren Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in first place and Mika Walters of Lakewood and Marshall Cresanti of Sherman tied for second place.
The snowball distance-throwing contest, sponsored by Westfield Dodge City, Westfield, was held again this year for ages 4 through adult. Winners were:
4- to 6-year-old age group: Evan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in first and Logan Renninger of Russell, Pa., in second place;
7- to 9-year-old age group: Logan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., won first place and Jason Williams of Chautauqua won second place;
10- to 12-year-old age group: Deryck Brown of Jamestown came in first place and Lauren Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., came in second place;
13- to 15-year-old age group: Stefani Heinz won first place and Tori Heintz came in second; and
Age 16 to adult: 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:
5- to 6-year-old age group: Evan Ogden of South Williamsport, Pa., in first and Carmine Lanese of Sagamore Hill, Ohio, in second place;
7- to 8-year-old age group: Zachary Druhot of Maple Springs finished first and Zachary Ryberg of Jamestown finished in second place;
9- to 10-year-old age group: Hunter Rumfola of East Aurora finished in first and Hannah Seastrom of Celoron finished in second place;
11- to 12-year-old age group: Quinton Fredrick of Dewittville finished in first and Tyler Hind of Randolph finished in second place; and
13- to 15-year-old age group: Max McKee of Chautauqua finished in first and Gabe Eastman of Belding, Mich., finished in second place.
Avery Rebmann of South Dayton, 2 years old, was given a special award for building her own Lego creation without his mother's help.
Major Sponsors: Media One Group, Town of Chautauqua, Clark Patterson Lee Architectural Engineering Firm/Habiterra, Operating Engineers Local 17 Apprentice Program, Felony Entertainment LLC, Chautauqua Suites-Olives Restaurant-Bellini Lounge, Lakeview Hotel/The Docks Restaurant, Chautauqua Marina, village of Mayville, Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa, Chautauqua Institution;
Platinum Sponsors: M&T Bank, Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant and The Cottage Collection, Lictus Keystone, Jack's Saw Shop;
Gold Sponsors: United Refining Company (Kwik Fill/Red Apple), The Maple Inn, Northwest Savings Bank, Chautauqua County Visitor's Bureau, Family Health Medical Services, Craig K. Whittington D.V.M., Digitell Inc., Perfection Digital, Ray Downey, Reid Stores/Crosby's;
Silver Sponsors: Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post 8647, Welch's, "A" Automotive Inc., Irwin Bay Cottages, Mayville Auto Supply Inc., Home Chic, Schaack & Nelson-Attorneys at Law, Portage Hill Art Gallery, 3 Seas Recreation.