Our Valentine's Day Extravaganza winners are named!
● By Richard Gaw
From 433 entries, three winners were named last week in the Chester County Press' Valentine's Day Extravaganza, and will enjoy a plentiful bounty of gifts generously donated by local businesses.
The Grand Prize winner was Jennifer Wojnar of New London, who received a $100 gift card to Minster's Jewelers, dinner for two at Floga Bistro; a $50 gift certificate to Eldreth Pottery; a premium box of hand-crafted Swiss chocolate truffles from Neuchatel Swiss Chocolates; and a $100 gift certificate for a Day of Relaxation package at the Sherif Zaki Salon & Oasis Spa.
The second-place prize was awarded to Leslie Hudson of West Chester, and the third-place winner was Mary Statler of East Fallowfield, each of whom also received gifts from Minster's Jewelers, Floga Bistro, Eldreth Pottery, Neuchatel Swiss Chocolates, and the Sherif Zaki Salon & Oasis Spa.
"We just want to thank everyone for being a part of these sweepstakes, especially our sponsors, who selflessly donated superb gifts that made this a very special event," said Chester County Press Publisher Randy Lieberman. "The public response to the sweepstakes was overwhelming, with close to 12,000 visits to our website [www.chestercounty.com], and more than 25,000 visits to our Facebook page. It's a great way to leverage our social media and add great value to the advertising message of our sponsors."
In collaboration with The Franklin Institute, the Chester County Press will be holding its second annual "A Night on the Town" sweepstakes from March 1-8. The Grand Prize winner will receive five complimentary tickets to the Franklin Institute's new exhibit, "BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out," a limited engagement now at the Philadelphia museum.
Designed for visitors of all ages to better understand the anatomy of animals, the exhibit introduces visitors to the many unique qualities that animals have that enable them to navigate by using several parts of their bodies. Each animal in the exhibit is painstakingly preserved by the process of plastination, which enables animal bodies to be preserved with the use of non-decaying materials, while retaining the qualities that make up the structure of each animal.
"A Night on the Town," which will also draw a runner-up and second-runner up winner, also includes dinner at Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford. The Chester County Press is offering businesses the opportunity to become a sponsor for the sweepstakes. The sponsorship reservation deadline is Feb. 24. For more information, call 610-869-5553.
To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.