Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Back to School Buy Local Contest on
Friday, Aug. 30, before Labor Day Weekend. The Grand Prize Winner, Paulina
Baczkowski of Foxborough, Mass.,
were awarded a prize package from the shops at Patriot
Place including a back to school backpack from EMS
and gift certificates from Old Navy and Patriot Place.
Paulina was a runner up in the 2012 Back
to School Buy Local contest, where children between the ages of 8-15 submitted
stories and pictures of their Favorite Summer Memory. This year’s story about her first concert,
Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium, garnered nearly 400 comments on the Tri-Town Chamber
Blog from friends and family across the country. “The support for the finalists
was overwhelming,” said Kara Griffin, Executive Director of the Tri-Town Chamber.
“It was wonderful to see aunts, uncles, friends and even grandparents show
First and second runner up went to
Skyler Wells of Attleboro, Mass.,
and Montana Wojick of Mansfield, Mass. “Because of the outpouring of support
from Patriot Place
including Old Navy, EMS and Staples of Foxborough, we had something for each of
the finalists,” said Griffin.
“It’s wonderful when businesses can give back to their community in such a
personal way. We look forward to doing this again next year.”
You can read all the entries at the Tri-Town Chamber Blog.
ABOUT THE TRI-TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to bring business people together to improve the economic well being of their organizations and thereby improve the quality of life in our communities. Located at the crossroads of Routes 95 and 495, the Tri-Town Chamber is dedicated to serving the businesses and residents of Foxborough, Mansfield, and Norton.