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Bank of Canton Awards $1,200 in Holiday Craft Contest (Milton Release)

Local children exhibit creativity and skill with snowman sculptures

Young prizewinners holding artwork

Milton resident Payton Knight, age 9, stands with her winning snow globe sculpture. Casey Olsen, age 12, also of Milton, holds his sculpture and $50 runner-up prize.

CANTON, Mass. (December 24, 2018) – Bank of Canton recently announced the winners of its 2018 Holiday Craft Contest, in which young artists between the ages of 3 and 14 submitted snowman sculptures made from non-perishable materials. The bank received 37 entries from around the Greater Boston area.

Milton resident Payton Knight, age 9, won the bank’s $100 Facebook prize in her age group for her spherical snow globe made out of clear packing tape. Twelve-year-old Casey Olsen, also of Milton, was among the $50 runner-up prizewinners. Nine of the eleven winners were selected by the bank, while the other two were decided exclusively by the number of Likes their entries received on Facebook.

The bank awarded a special $250 prize to the art department of Delphi Academy of Boston, in recognition of the outstanding effort made by fourteen of the Milton school’s students and art teacher Elissa Heim.

Contestants utilized a broad array of materials and designs, including oven-fired clay, paper mâché, glass ornaments and stuffed socks. 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 Disney’s Frozen at the bank’s 250-seat auditorium in Canton, as well as mitten tree collection drives to gather hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to benefit 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 mortgage centers in Auburn and Marshfield. 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.

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