The peo­ple’s choice

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

Madi­son Bruyere, a grade 6 pupil at Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School, won the third an­nual Alexandria and District Lions Club’s Canada Day Pa­rade But­ton Draw­ing Con­test when votes were tal­lied last week.

Her cre­ation was cho­sen by mem­bers of the pub­lic who cast hun­dreds of bal­lots by the April 25 dead­line. The five fi­nal­ists’ en­tries were pub­lished in the April 11 and 18 edi­tions of The Glen­garry News.

Some 230 en­tries were re­ceived from pupils at Wil­liamstown and Lag­gan pub­lic schools, St. Fin­nan’s Catholic school and École El­daRouleau in Alexandria. All schools in Glen­garry were asked to par­tic- ipate. In the con­test or­ga­nized by the Lions and The Glen­garry News, chil­dren born in 2006 or after and who live in Glen­garry County, were en­cour­aged to cre­ate a lapel but­ton de­sign based on the July 1 pa­rade theme. The grand prize win­ner won $100 in Cham­ber of Com­merce dol­lars while the four fi­nal­ists each won $25 in cham­ber bucks.

The win­ning de­sign will be re­pro­duced on lapel but­tons that will be sold for $1 each from any Alexandria and District Lions Club mem­ber, dur­ing the Canada Day pa­rade, and at The Glen­garry News and Ham­ster-Glen­garry Print­ing, for­merly known as Papeterie Alexandria Sta­tionery.

All of the sub­mis­sions will be dis­played dur­ing Canada Day fes­tiv­i­ties at the Sand­field Cen­tre.


ON THE BUT­TON: Front, from left: Canada Day But­ton Con­test fi­nal­ists Rowan MacPher­son (Lag­gan Pub­lic School Grade 5), Ce­cilia Li­o­lios (Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School grade 6), grand prize win­ner Madi­son Bruyere (Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School grade 6),...

POP­U­LAR DE­SIGN: This was the win­ning sub­mis­sion in the third an­nual con­test.

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