MAYVILLE - The 2014 President's Day Weekend Winter Festival held in Mayville and organized by the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce featured many contests and raffles for all ages this year.
Chainsaw artist Karl Buryta donated a carved "welcome bear" to be raffled off. The winner of the carved bear was Tom Kelly of Ripley. A 50/50 raffle was again held with the winner being Glenn Hurrell of Forestville. A Chili Cook-Off was again part of the festival this year. In the People's Choice category by a lead of 60 votes, the winner was Phil Broniszewski who prepared his "Sasquatch Chili." In the Winter Festival judging category, Tom Przepiora of Mayville won by a slim margin of one vote.
Many children and adults received prizes in several contests held at the festival this year. Many thanks to sponsors North Shore Specialties, May-ville; Andriaccio's Restaur-ant, Mayville; Westfield Dodge City, Westfield; and Beauty Boutique, Mayville for donating the prize money for the contests. Thanks also go out to Wegmans, Jamestown; Home Chic, Mayville; and Sam's Club, Jamestown for sponsoring some of our children's activities. Tom Cole Jr. of Mayville was the winner of the 2014 Medallion Treasure Hunt. The prize for the Treasure Hunt was donated by Jamestown Savings Bank, Mayville. This year the Treasure Hunt also had an added feature four weekly drawings held Fridays. Winners of the drawings were Danette Doud of Mayville, Anthony Cor-coran of Dunkirk, Amy Cross of Jamestown, Robert Black of Westfield, and Norm Blanchard of Westfield.
Next year's President's Day Weekend Winter Festival will be held Feb. 13-15.