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Southampton Village Logo Contest Finalists Announced

Originally Posted: April 18, 2012

The students in Amanda Tomforde's fourth grade class at OLH are all smiles. (Jim Nelan/SAVE)

No matter the outcome, pals forever. (Jim Nelan/SAVE)

Southampton - Hundreds of Southampton area school children submitted their handmade artwork to the Village of Southampton SAVE Committee. This week, SAVE announced the names of the finalists of its logo contest, and they are, from fourth grade through 12th:

Monika Santiago, SES, with teachers Debra Peters and Cathy Musick. Juliana Stein, SES, with teacher Denise Silva-Dennis. Abby Clemente, SIS, with teacher Jennifer Charron. Lindsay Wickershan, SHS, with teacher Jennifer Keller. Madison O'Connor, OLH, with teacher Amanda Tomforde. Sophia Guillo, Tuckahoe, with teacher Barbara Imperiale.

The finalist's artwork, and that of numerous other children, will be on display this week at the Southampton Cultural Center on Pond Lane. On Thursday and Friday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Grand Prize winner will receive $50 and the five runner-up prizes are $25 each.

Mayor Mark Epley will present the awards at the Cultural Center on Saturday at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served. SAVE will distribute free navy blue shopping bags with the winning logo imprinted on the side in crisp white - the perfect summer colors for your shingled cottage and yacht!

These lovely girls are ready to do artwork. (Jim Nelan/SAVE)

A panel of five judges was composed to select the winners. They were Andrea Bejsovec, Director of Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton Village; Linda Capello, Sag Harbor resident, master anatomist and figure artist; Ann Lombardo, Water Mill resident and Director of the Water Mill Museum; Karen Connolly, resident of Hampton Bays and Executive Director of the Southampton Chamber of Commerce and Stephen Keszler, resident of Southampton Village and New York and owner of the Keszler Gallery on Madison Avenue.

Southampton Village was the first municipality in New York State to pass legislation specifically banning single-use plastic bags. Today Southampton Village shoppers pride themselves in bringing their own reusable shopping bags with them to local stores.

For further information on this project contact SAVE's Project Coordinators Linda Stabler-Talty, (stablertalty@hamptons.com) and Jim Nelan (treeagentjim@msn.com), or Roger Blaugh, Co-chair, at 631-384-6664 or rblaugh@corcoran.com.

Students proudly display their artwork. (Jim Nelan/SAVE)

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Guest (Darr Reilly) from Southampton NY says::
FANTASTIC!!! Go Southampton. What a great job you did bringing the Bag It project to the schools. You are an inspiring model for us all. Thx
Apr 23, 2012 6:22 pm


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