Winners in Oregon Coast Memory Contest Announced
(Newport, Oregon) - The Destination Newport Committee recently ran a contest on the Discover Newport website called the Newport Memory Derby. People could submit a story, video, photo or combination of these about their favorite Newport memory. The contest ran from September through December 31st. The winning entries were selected at a recent Destination Newport meeting.
The grand prize was awarded to Shaunna Romero from Wyoming for a story submission. Her submission was entitled “Wyoming Girl,” and the group found to be a genuine and fun look at Shaunna’s memory of Newport - and her hope to live here someday. Shaunna won a “Flip” video digital camcorder, two roundtrip SeaPort Airlines tickets from anywhere that SeaPort flies to Newport from, a two night-stay at The Whaler Hotel in Newport, dinner for two at Mo’s, two passes to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and a Marine Discovery Tours Sea Life Cruise for two.
Second place was awarded to Nate Schipper from Colorado for a photo submission which the group felt captured Newport beautifully. Nate won a one-night stay at the Hallmark Resort in Newport, two passes to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, dinner for two at Mo’s, and a gift basket of Newport goodies.
Third place was awarded to Pamela Olson of Hillsboro Oregon for a story called “The Ocean Yielded it’s Treasure,” which was a touching reflection of the writer’s visit to Newport in the 60’s and finding a glass float on the beach - which she still has today. Pamela won two passes to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and dinner for two at Mo’s.
The winning submissions can be seen at www.discovernewport.com for more information about this or other Newport promotions call 1-800-COAST-44.
Newport Winter Highlights
February 14. Valentine’s Day Sea Lion Encounter. Bring your sweetie to meet and learn about some of the Aquarium’s pinnipeds & get a sea lion kiss. Reservations 541-867-3474 ext. 2313. Ages 8/up. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. $35 members, $40 non-members (Limit 10 people per encounter). Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.
February 27. Girl Scout Sleepover. Scouts spend the night in Passages of the Deep. Eat pizza, scavenger hunt, fun activities designed to meet specific badge requirements. Late night snack then sleep with the sharks. Wake to breakfast and a behind-the-scenes tour. Register 541-867-3474 ext. 5301. Ages 7 and up. $50 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.
March 20. Family Sleepover. Families spend the night in Passages of the Deep. Eat pizza, scavenger hunt participate in activities. Late night snack then sleep with the sharks. Wake to breakfast & tour! Register 541-867-3474 ext. 5301. Ages 6–up. 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. $50 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.
March 20. Fishermen's Memorial Service. Newport Fishermen's Wives host the Annual Fishermen's Memorial Service at the Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary. Yaquina Bay State Park. Newport, Oregon.
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