Category: Contests

79. Spring Break Makeover Contest Winners REVEALED!

 It’s St. Patrick’s Day week so it’s very fitting that there’s a lucky new twist in our Spring Break Makeover Contest hosted by Avalon Salon & Spa Deer Park right here at   The contest judges at Avalon were planning to select three contest entrants as winners, receiving full makeovers at their Deer Park Town Center salon.  Instead, they’ve chosen two additional winners, bringing the total number of makeover recipients to FIVE WINNERS!
Dozens of people entered the contest and Avalon Salon & Spa co-owner Bonnie Conte says it was tough to narrow it down to five winners.  The salon owners and management team worked together to select the makeover recipients and say they are so excited to be part of these transformations inspired by Avalon’s latest spring looks in hair, skin and nail care.
After hours of pampering, all of our contest winners will walk out of Avalon Salon & Spa with a new haircut & color, a full facial, brow shaping, skin consultation, makeup application PLUS a manicure and pedicure!
Entering the contest was as easy as answering this one simple question:
Why do you or someone you know deserve a spring makeover from Avalon Salon & Spa?
So without further delay, here are the winners of our contest along with photos and their answers to our contest question……

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32. “Let it Go” Sing Along Contest Winners REVEALED

 Well, it was fun while it lasted! But our latest Barrington 220 “Cold Day” contest has come to a close. This was our first ever video submission contest here at and we were so excited to receive about two dozen videos of talented young Barrington area singers sharing their own renditions of Academy Award nominated power ballad Let it Go from Disney’s hit movie Frozen.
How I wish we had movie tickets to give away to each and every one of you who entered our contest. But we only have four pairs of tickets to give away to see movies at both the AMC South Barrington 30 and the Century 16 Deer Park movie theaters. With so much talent on display, it would have simply been impossible to choose four winners. So we put everyone’s name into a hat and, moments ago, my husband Bill drew the names of our four winners.
And the winners are……

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138. “Barrington’s Biggest Blackhawks Fan” Contest Winner Revealed

 Well it sure was fun while it lasted!  During the Stanley Cup final playoffs we hosted a contest at in search of Barrington’s Biggest Blackhawks Fan.  Readers submitted photos and nominated friends (or themselves) for this distinguished honor and we decided to let you choose the winner.
We opened it up to a vote, closed the poll last night and, today, we’re excited to announce that Barrington’s Biggest Blackhawks Fan, with 36% of the votes received, is….…

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121. “Great Dads of Barrington” Father’s Day Contest Winners Revealed

 One of the most rewarding things about publishing is the opportunity to get to know more about you.  We try hard to just be ourselves here and we so appreciate when you let us in on a little about your lives.  It has been an honor to read more about some “Great Dads” in Barrington who were nominated by people who love them in our Father’s Day Photo Contest this year.
At dinner tonight, I put the name of each dad nominated in our contest into a bowl and had my husband draw the first winner.  The person who nominated our first place dad will receive a really cool prize, thanks to L.L. Bean at the Arboretum of South Barrington.  It’s the choice of a $50 gift card to spend at the store or a kayaking session for four people on the Fox River, part of L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School.  When my husband drew the name of our first winner, I felt so hopeful that maybe this gift will help this family, just a tiny bit, through a really tough time.  (We’re thinking of Landen and his mommy tonight.)  Our first prize from L.L. Bean goes to…
Landen Ried & his Dad, William

Nominated by his son, Landen Ried
What Makes Your Dad Great?
“My daddy William Ried lost his life on May 2 this year.  He was an amazing father that would do absolutely anything for me. We enjoyed working on his Mustang, going to Lake Arrowhead, and going fishing. I am going to be turning 4 this year. My daddy was going to be 27 three weeks after he died.  This is going to be a really hard Fathers Day for me this year and my mommy is trying to figure out how to make it a little less horrible for me.  RIP: William Ried 5/25/86-5/2/13”
(Note to Landen’s mommy – Your little rock star is so lucky to have you!  We can tell his daddy will always be cherished on Father’s Day and every day of the year.)
My 4-year-old daughter, Grace, drew the name of our second winner tonight and this one is very appropriate!  Because this “Great Dad” has five children and seven granddaughters and I’d say, for a big family like that, a $50 gift certificate to Barrington’s new Meatheads Burgers will come in quite handy!  The new Meatheads restaurant is opening in Barrington this July right next door to Heinen’s Fine Foods at the Shops at Flint Creek.  And the second winner is……

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