MAYVILLE - Congrat-ulations go out to Thomas Cole Jr. of Mayville, who was the winner of the $250 cash prize in the 2014 Medallion Treasure Hunt held in conjunction with the President's Day Weekend Winter Festival. He found the medallion after the eighth clue was released in Lincoln's hat at the Lincoln-Bedell statues in Westfield.
Cole was recognized at the festival on Feb. 15, where he posed with Lincoln impersonator Jeff Bloomquist of Jamestown. Special thanks go out to Taylor Lehman and her grandmother Janet Henderson for again writing some great treasure hunt clues. This year, the event also featured prize drawings each week. The Maple Inn at Chautauqua, Chautauqua Suites in Mayville, Webb's Year-Round Resort of Mayville, and Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant in Mayville donated the prize packages. Winners were Danette Doud of Mayville, Anthony Corcor-an of Dunkirk, Amy Cross of Jamestown, Robert Black of Westfield and Norm Blanchard of Westfield.
The Mayville/Chautau-qua Community Chamber of Commerce would like to again thank the festival sponsors: Major Sponsors Town of Chautauqua, Village of Mayville, Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals, The Media One Group, Operating Eng-ineers Local 17-Apprentice-ship Program, 3 Guys Con-struction; Platinum Spon-sors Webb's Year Round Resort (Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant/Cottage Collection/Webb's Candies & Gifts), M & T Bank (Mayville), Lictus Keystone, Uncle Jack's Saw Shop, Lakeview Hotel/The Docks Restaurant, Empire Energy, Chris Keefe Builders, Jamestown Chemical Supply; Gold Sponsors Family Health Medical Services, Northwest Savings Bank (Mayville), Digitell Inc., 3 Seas Recreation, United Refining Company of Pennsylvania, Andriaccio's Restaurant, ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals, Maple Inn, Perfection Digital, Reid Stores Inc./Crosby's, Dr. Craig K. Whittington D.V.M., Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, Chautauqua Institution, CRS Septic Services; and Silver Sponsors Schaack & Nelson Attorneys at Law, "A" Automotive, Hogan's Hut, Irwin Bay Cottages, Chautauqua Abstract Company, Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center, Lighthouse Point Grocery, Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post 8647, Portage Hill Art Gallery, AP Tree Care.
Thomas Cole Jr. (left) stands with Abraham Lincoln impersonator Jeff Bloomquist of Jamestown on Feb. 15 as he was recognized for winning the $250 cash prize for finding the 2014 Treasure Hunt Medallion.