Six-year-old Sophia Medeiros (left) holds her winning entry in the 3-7 age bracket and her $200 prize. Eight-year-old YuJean Chen (right) was a runner-up in the 8-14 age bracket.
CANTON, Mass. (December 24, 2019) – Bank of Canton recently announced the twelve winners of its 2019 Mitten Craft Contest, in which young artists between the ages of three and fourteen designed mittens using a variety of non-perishable materials. The bank received 52 total entries from around the Greater Boston area.
Six-year-old Sophia Medeiros of Weymouth won the $200 grand prize in the 3-7 age bracket, while eight-year-old YuJean Chen of Braintree won a $50 runner-up prize in the 8-14 age bracket. In all, the bank awarded two $200 grand prizes, two $100 Facebook prizes (determined exclusively by the number of Likes their entries received on Facebook), and eight $50 runner-up prizes. Other winners hailed from Canton, Randolph, Roslindale, Stoughton, Hanson and Pembroke.
Submissions were made from fabric, clay, construction paper, sponges, paint, feathers, beads and magic marker. All entries can be viewed on the bank’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thebankofcanton/.
The craft contest was part of Bank of Canton’s holiday promotion, which also included a free public showing of The Grinch at the bank’s 250-seat auditorium in Canton, and a mitten tree collection drive to gather winter clothing accessories to benefit Quincy’s Interfaith Social Services and other local charities.
About Bank of Canton
Established in 1835, Bank of Canton is a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank that offers its consumer, business and government banking customers access to a full array of deposit, loan, investment and convenience service options. As a mutual savings bank, the bank has no stockholders and acts exclusively in the best interests of its customers and communities. The bank lends throughout Massachusetts, and has branches in Canton, Quincy and Randolph and a mortgage center in Auburn. All deposits are fully insured between the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). For more information, visit www.ibankcanton.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS #408169.