PHOTO GALLERY: Fredonia’s big reveal and celebration

Crowds at the Opera House wait for the word.
“Small Business Revolution” host Amanda Brinkman stands, happily waiting for the crowd to simmer down after the announcement of Fredonia’s victory.
The Fredonia Opera House crowd erupted Tuesday night after finding out Fredonia was the winner of the “Small Business Revolution” Season 5 competition.
OBSERVER Photo by Natasha Matteliano Amanda Brinkman congratulates Todd Tranum, left, and Grace Czechowski, who nominated the village.
OBSERVER Photo by Natasha Matteliano Rich Ryan and Fredonia Mayor Doug Esse with Grace Czechowski.
A long line began forming to get in Tuesday before 6 p.m.
One of the first to enter the Opera House for Tuesday's event.
Doug Essek, Fredonia mayor, and Dan Pacos, Pomfret supervisor, speak before the reveal.
The final countdown until the announcement.
The crowd celebrates outside following the ceremony.

Here are some views from Tuesday night’s event at the Fredonia Opera House and Performing Arts Center:


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