Winners of Christmas contests announced

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its Light It Up contest and Shop Small Sweepstakes.

Light It UP 

This year’s top display, per public vote, is 9605 Grindstone Hill Road, home of Bill and Bonnie Cordell. Other winners include Scott Doubleday of 431 W. Baltimore St. and Jane Bryan of 409 E. Baltimore St.

Sponsored by Corning Credit Union, the contest was announced in November and invited residents in the Greencastle-Antrim community to decorate the outside of their homes for the holiday season. Winners, who will receive gift cards provided by Lumber Direct, were chosen by community members with a $1 contribution per vote. In all, $564 was raised and will be given to the Greencastle-Antrim Food Pantry housed at the Greencastle Presbyterian Church.

The Light It Up Contest is not new to Greencastle, but this year’s contest was especially interactive with several entries and many generous contributions, according to Georgina Cranston, executive director of the chamber.

“I am so proud of the contributions given this year and think that it says great things about the generosity of our community. I’m looking forward to the growth of this contest and envision that if every member of the G-A community gave $1 in 2018, we could raise thousands and really change lives,” Cranston said.

Shop Small 

The Shop Small Sweepstakes began on Shop Small Saturday, Nov. 25, and ran through Dec. 19.

The three winners are Maureen Zilner, Shirley Flemlee, and Pat Sellers, all of Greencastle. They will receive $25 each.

Participants were asked to shop at five different Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce member locations and turn the receipts with entry form into the chamber office to be entered into a drawing.

“The purpose of the contest was to encourage residents to shop local and to thank our members for their loyalty and support of our chamber, and in turn, our community. Membership in the chamber is voluntary, and it speaks volumes about the organizations who belong. This is our way of saying thanks for being a member. With more than 300 members, it was easy to find five places to shop, especially at this time of year,” Cranston said.

For more information, call the chamber office at 7170597-4610 or visit the chamber’s website at