YOUNG AMBASSADORS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Oskaloosa, Iowa – Main Street Young Ambassador Contest winners were announced in a gala event at the Penn Central Mall Monday evening.
All participants’ ages three through kindergarten of the Young Ambassadors Contest were introduced by Master of Ceremonies, Charlie Comfort of KBOE radio. Music was provided by Bob Ballard of Spinners DJ. The Oskaloosa High School Storybook Players provided entertainment for the children. The event was organized by Diane Green who has chaired this event for many years. Her time and effort in making this a special event is greatly appreciated.
Local merchants sponsored the children’s canisters. Money placed in the canister was considered votes. This year the winners are Sophie Bunnell daughter of Cody Bunnell and Stephanie Gott and Dallan Callahan, son of Christina and Shane Callahan.
A total of $2,118.86 was collected from the contest. This year, proceeds will go toward a donation to Eddyville Child Care, with the balance to defray costs of the Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade. Those participating in addition are Aracelli Pilcher, Freya Smith, Alexander Fuller, Drake Pinegar, Liam Thomas, Chloe Fenton, Bailey McKinney, Karlyn Scott, Gabriella Stropes, Braxton Lewis, Henry Bru, Heston Bru, Kaiden Parker, Jaley Krusemark, Imara Colbert, Kolby Williams and Jace Goodman.
Gifts provided for all children were donated from local merchants which included Mahaska Drug, Dr. Tom Bowie, HyVee, Gardner Collier Jewelry, Book Vault , Debbie’s Merle Norman, KBOE Radio, Swims Sports and Engraving, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Oskaloosa Herald, Osky Spirit Store, William Penn University and Penn Central Mall.
All participants are invited to help spread the magic of Christmas by riding on the Clow Train in the Lighted Christmas Parade “Candy Cane Christmas”, Thursday, December 5, 2013. Hope to see you at the Parade!