HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced the winners from its Write a Theme contest, held annually in conjunction with the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit. The contest pays homage to Ralphie’s theme requesting a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.
Kenlei Glotzbach, of Belleville, Ill, won in the Age 9 and Under category. Glotzbach explained that she wanted dance and tumbling classes for Christmas. Prior to her family moving to a new house, Glotzbach stated that she was very good at dance and tumbling, and was able to make a lot of friends in class.
Winning in the Age 10-18 category, Zoe Winters, of Hobart, explained that she wanted a kayak for Christmas. After going kayaking in Michigan while staying at a friend’s cabin, Winters found she really enjoyed it and would have multiple places to try her new kayak along the South Shore.
The Age 19 and Older category winner is Ebony Nicholson, of Portage. For Christmas, Nicholson asked that all needy children have food to eat, all homeless families have a roof over their heads, and to be able to give her great-grandmother one last hug and kiss.
The “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit is held annually from November through January. Though the exhibit is now closed for the season, the South Shore CVA’s website offers information on other family activities at the Indiana Welcome Center, as well as information on new exhibits. Visit www.southshorecva.com to learn more about ongoing and upcoming events and activities.