HAWLEY — Sen. Lisa Baker congratulated the winners of her first-ever calendar contest during a ceremony in her Eastern District office along Lake Wallenpaupack on Feb. 5.
The 2014 “Scenes from the 20th Senatorial District” photo contest received nearly 200 entries showcasing the people, places and things from throughout the region. A total of 16,401 votes were cast, and the results were close in all six categories.
The winning photographs included scenes from all five counties that encompass the district — Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the images submitted,” Baker said. “They perfectly captured the beauty and excitement the 20th District has to offer. I’m hoping there is even more interest this year.”
Submissions for the Second Annual “Scenes from the 20th Senatorial District” photo contest will be accepted from March 1 through May 31. Voting will take place from June 1 through Sept. 30. Winners will be announced in November. Additional information will be available in the coming months. For more announcements follow Sen. Baker on Twitter @SenLisaBaker and SenatorLisaBaker on Facebook and sign up for her E-Newsletter and other electronic communication on her website, www.senatorbaker.com.
For a copy of the calendar, stop in to Sen. Baker’s Eastern District Office located at 2512 Route 6, Hawley, in the lower level of the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, during normal business hours. The phone number for this office is 570-226-5960.
List of winners, hometowns, image description:
Cover: Eileen Chorba, Beach Lake, Winter on Bunnell’s Pond;
January: Terri Heisler-Hess, Bushkill, Snow-nosed deer;
February: Katie Larsen-Lick, Mountain Top, The White Door;
March: Jeffrey Sidle, Hawley, Bear cub in a tree;
April: Jeanette Niebauer, Dallas Township, Creekside Gardens;
May: Eileen Chorba, Beach Lake, Bald Eagle
June: Kim Erickson, Cherry Ridge Township, Tyler Hill Farm Country Inn;
July: Paula Mandracchia, Schwenksville, Summer on Lake Wallenpaupack;
August: Janie Stabinsky, Mehoopany, Sunrise on Chamberlain Pond;
September: Barbara Grace, Simpson, Forest City’s Lake Erie;
October: James Hamill, Honesdale, Railroad in Honesdale;
November: Cindy Innella, Shohola, Home from a National Guard drill;
December: Katie Larsen-Lick, Mountain Top, Bench along the lake;