MAYVILLE - The 2013 President's Day Weekend Winter Festival held Feb. 16-17 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 6 age group, Ryan Lack of Dunkirk in first place and Evan Ogden of S. Williamsport, Pa., in second place; in the 7 9 age group, Logan Ogden of S. Williamsport, Pa., in first place and Madison Cresanti of Sherman in second place; and in the 10 12 age group, Lauren Ogden of S. 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 of Westfield, was held again this year for ages 4 adult. In the 4 6 age group , winners were Evan Ogden of S. Williamsport, Pa., in first and Logan Renninger of Russell, Pa., in second place. Logan Ogden of S. Williamsport, Pa., won first place and Jason Williams of Chautauqua won second place in the 7 9 age group. In the 10 12 group, Deryck Brown of Jamestown came in first place and Lauren Ogden of S. Williamsport, Pa., came in second place. Stefani Heinz won first place and Tori Heintz came in second in the 13 15 age group. Winners in the 16 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 6 age group, Evan Ogden of S. Williamsport, Pa., in first and Carmine Lanese of Sagamore Hill, Ohio, in second place; in the 7 8 group, Zachary Druhot of Maple Springs in first and Zachary Ryberg of Jamestown in second place; in the 9 10 group, Hunter Rumfola of East Aurora in first and Hannah Seastrom of Celoron in second place; in the 11 12 group, Quinton Fredrick of Dewittville in first and Tyler Hind of Randolph in second place; and in the 13 15 group, Max McKee of Chautauqua in first and Gabe Eastman of Belding, Mich., in second place. Avery Rebmann of South Dayton, 2 years old, was given a special award for building her own Lego creation without mom's help.