Friday, December 9, 2016
Holiday Story Contest

Holiday Story Contest

By Marie Walker Leetonia, Ohio Honorable mentionTears flowed from my eyes while I hung the little red and white stuffed elf. It was Carol’s favorite Christmas...

By Sharon Sweda Huron, Ohio Honorable Mention“Doggone it!”Janet hears Henry’s familiar bellow. She knows, without looking or hearing the stomp of his boots, that in an...

By Jennifer Bryan Paris, Ohio Honorable MentionThe frosty morning air stung my nose as I stepped out the door of our farmhouse. My parents’ boot prints...

By M. Merlin Acker Wooster, Ohio Honorable MentionFarmer Jim awoke early one bright spring morning, traveling to the steep eastern slope on his farm overlooking a...

By Chet Cornman Freeport, Pa. Third placeThe floorboard creaked and Amy froze. Someone was out there all right. Carefully, oh so carefully, she extended her neck...

By Michelle Starkey Mechanicsburg, Ohio Second placeThe weather had turned cold and dreary with rain clouds hovering over the small town of Mechanicsburg when Jim Samuels...

By Kim Villalva Millington, Tenn. First placeThe phone call shocked Vernon Lee. He had won first place in the library’s Children’s Christmas Story Contest.He shifted...

By Abbey Benninghoff Bessemer, Pa. Age 17 Honorable mentionUp at dawn, doing chores at six years of age may sound crazy, but for Grace, she thrived...

By Anna Perkins Westfield Township, Ohio Age 16 WinnerFamily. A Christmas tree. Singing carols on a neighbor’s doorstep. Watching her children’s delight at receiving the...

By Jaclyn Krymowski Hinckley, Ohio Age 12 Honorable MentionSarah watched the winter snow fall fast, thick and heavy. This would be the loneliest Christmas ever. For...
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