MEET THE WINNERS — Port Arthur News awards “Holiday Cash Giveaway”

Published 12:31 am Thursday, December 23, 2021

There were a lot of smiles exchanged this week at The Port Arthur News office on Memorial Boulevard as Christmas money was awarded to the winners of the 2021 Holiday Cash Giveaway.

Readers looked throughout the “Holiday Cash Giveaway” special section Nov. 24 and counted the hidden turkeys.

Hundreds of participants totaled up the number over six pages and returned the entry forms The News office in an attempt to claim part of $350 in holiday cash.

The Port Arthur News publisher Stephen Hemelt presents Mary Harris with $25 as an honorable mention prize. (Dee Jordan/The News)

The eagle-eyed winners were contacted Tuesday, with Port Arthur’s Dianne Martin taking home the top spot with her correct tally of 65 turkeys. She won $250.

There was no limit on entries, but original newspaper copies were required.

The entry forms had to be returned to the Port Arthur News by Dec. 10.

Correct entries were placed in a drawing to win $250. All other entries were placed in $50 second place and two $25 honorable mention drawings.

Muriel Polk of Port Arthur won the $50 prize, and honorable mention winners are Mary Harris and Ruby Edgerly, each of Port Arthur.

Edgerly donated her prize to the ongoing Holly Days fundraiser.

Port Arthur resident Muriel Polk accepts the $50 second place prize from editor Monique Batson in the Holiday Cash Giveaway. (Stephen Hemelt/The News)