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The New Lenox Patriot 110917

10 | November 9, 2017 |

10 | November 9, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot News newlenoxpatriot.com Spooky, creative and carved entries Publisher 22CM announces winners of 2017 Halloween contests Bill Jones, Managing Editor We called for entries; you answered. It’s too bad the call was coming from inside the house! Whahahaha! Seriously, though, the community response was great for 22nd Century Media’s annual Halloween contests, which called for both costumes and carved pumpkins this season. Without further adieu, the winners are as follows. • Best Adult Costume- Scary: Mike and Barb Obrzut, of Orland Park, for Frankenstein’s Monster and Bride of Frankenstein. They won a gift certificate valued at $25 for Chesdan’s Pizzeria & Grille, 15764 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen, as well as four 9-hole Rolling Hills walking passes from Silver Lake Golf, 14700 S. 82nd Ave. in Orland Park. • Best Adult Costume- Creative: Allison Bitten, of Lockport, for her homemade cupcake, topped with both light-up and red velvet-flavored sprinkles. She won a one-hour massage (valued at $65) from Aura Bella Salon & Day Spa, 20491 S. La- Grange Road in Frankfort, as well as a gift certificate valued at $25 to Sizzles, 571 E. Division St. in Lockport. • Best Children’s Costume: Grace Weisner, 13, of Lockport, for her Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pop art girl. She won an 11-week recreational gymnastics session starting Jan. 22 ($15 registration fee not included) to Gym-Kinetics Gymnastics, 19220 Ridge Drive in Mokena, as well as four unlimited Please see Contest, 11 Best Adult Costume-Scary: Mike and Barb Obrzut, of Orland Park. Photos submitted Best Adult Costume- Creative: Allison Bitten, of Lockport. Best Adult-Crafted Pumpkin: Ashley Galassini, 19, of Tinley Park. Best Children’s Costume: Grace Weisner, 13, of Lockport. Best Child-Crafted Pumpkin: Neil Shastri, 13, of Orland Park.

newlenoxpatriot.com News the New Lenox Patriot | November 9, 2017 | 11 NLFPD gears for Toys for Tots initiative New Lenox honorable mentions Halloween contest submissions from New Lenox residents come up short in voting Collection goes through Dec. 6 at all four fire stations Submitted by New Lenox Fire Protection District The New Lenox Fire Protection District is now collecting items for Toys for Tots. Area residents will be able to drop off new, unwrapped toys at each of the four fire stations. Collection dates will be through Dec. 6. Any toys collected after that date will be delivered to the New Lenox Township and Silver Cross Hospital. “We are happy to once again support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their Toys for Tots Program,” stated NLFPD’s Fire Chief, Adam Riegel. “Last year we were able to collect several hundred toys for less fortunate children in our area with the help of our district’s residents.” The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. New Lenox’s Emaline Schuler, 4, dressed as Mary Poppins, was among entrants to 22nd Century Media’s Halloween Costume Contest. Photos Submitted Rhett Schuler, 18 months, dressed as Jon Snow from “Game of Thrones” for Halloween and for the contest. Contest From Page 10 play Power Cards for Dave & Buster’s, 49 Orland Park Place; and one free pizza at Nancy’s Pizza, 19803 S. La- Grange Road in Mokena. • Best Adult-Crafted Pumpkin: Ashley Galassini, 19, of Tinley Park, for a face carved in a pumpkin. Galassini won two one-hour racquetball/volleyball passes for Silver Lake Golf, 14700 S. 82nd Ave. in Orland Park, as well as two hours of free bowling for up to six people, including shoe rentals, along with a pizza and pitcher full of pop, at Laraway Lanes, 1009 West Laraway Road in New Lenox. • Best Child-Crafted Pumpkin: Neil Shastri, 13, of Orland Park, for a wolf howling at the moon. Shastri won a gift certificate valued at $25 from Odyssey Fun World, 19111 Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park, as well as four unlimited play Power Cards for Dave & Buster’s, 49 Orland Park Place, and one free pizza at Nancy’s Pizza, 19803 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena. Entries were judged by 22nd Century Media’s editorial staff, with winners being chosen based on creativity, successful execution of an idea, quality of craftsmanship and consideration of the holiday/season, in all categories. Publisher 22nd Century Media would like to thank all of its readers who entered this year’s Halloween contests, as well as the local businesses that sponsored prize packages for them. Runners-up from New Lenox are featured on this page. Hailey Gryga (left) and Tanner Blokel dressed as characters from the 2005 movie “Corpse Bride.” Juliana DeBoer, 9, entered the contest dressed as an American Girl Doll still in the packaging.