I did my best to put off the first lawn mowing at Gazette headquarters, but I started picking up vibes Easter Sunday from Mrs. B² that the time to git-er-done was at hand. My trusty Honda push mower started on the first pull Monday, April 13, and I toured the yard in record time. Prize winners for the Mini-Mowing Contest were revealed in a video and are listed below:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Beth Stewart, a reader from my hometown of Dillsburg, told me she used a complex set of algorithms and flow charts to come up with her guess of April 13. She will receive great prizes from three Linglestown merchants – $25 gift certificate for First Impressions Boutique, Gifts & Day Spa, 50-percent off any service at Shag hair salon, and a free studio sitting and photos at Kelli Wyland Photography.
2ND PLACE: Lisa Rundle, a Blue Meadows Farm resident, was a day off with her April 14 guess. Her near-miss guess earns her a $10 gift certificate at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house and a coupon for a free massage and discussion with a doctor at Homza Chiropractic Wellness and Rehab.
3RD PLACE: Rose Baker of Linglestown snagged third place, winning some loot in a tie-breaker with another entrant who more or less guessed April 11 (more on this in a second). Her prize package is the same as the one for second place.
CONSOLATION WINNER: Longtime Gazette reader and B² neighbor Scott Starr submitted the correct date, April 13, but indicated that the 13th was a Saturday. (Saturday was April 11.) Scott, Scott, Scott! The rules committee relegated him into a third-place tie with Rose, and he lost the tie-breaker drawing. Never fear, Scott, you’re not going away empty-handed. You’ve earned a Roasters gift certificate and a free Homza massage.
Gazette thanks go out to the Linglestown merchants for filling up the prize bin, and to all readers who entered. It pays to visit the Gazette!