Friday, January 2, 2009

Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea Winners Announced

The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Christmas by the Sea Chowder and Chocolatefest. In the Chowder competition, first place went to Clay Hill Farm for their creamy Lobster Bisque. Second place was awarded to Five-O Shore Road for their chunky Clam Chowder. Third place went to Bintliff’s Ogunquit for their flavorful Crab and Scallop Bisque. In the Chocolate competition, first place was awarded to Five-O Shore Road, serving a multi-layered Chocolate Gelato Cake from their sister restaurant Caffe Prego. Second place went to Sundaes at the Beach for their dreamy Triple Chocolate Daydream Ice Cream.
Winners of the Decorating Contest were: In the resident category, first place was awarded to the Hawkins/Lebel Household. Judges’ Choice went to the Mayhan Residence. In the business category, Anchorage by the Sea won first place, second place went to Scotch Hill Inn, and third place was taken by Angelina’s Ristorante. The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce would also like to acknowledge and thank Keith Shubert of Floral Concepts for decorating the town Christmas tree at Veteran’s Park, Ogunquit Rotary Club for decorating the tree at Rotary Park in Perkins Cove, and Carla Bashaw of Genesis Day Spa who coordinated the decorating of the entire town along with the Ogunquit Public Works Department and several Chamber members and volunteers.
The Village Spirit Committee’s Christmas by the Sea Parade was another sucess. Five-O Shore Road won first place for their magnificent float. The Cub Scouts won second place for the second year in a row. MaineStreet took third place for their float featuring Sandy Bottoms the Snow Queen and Mr. Ogunquit. Santa’s reindeer were busy grazing on the beach, so to the delight of the crowd, Santa rowed himself down the street in the Ogunquit Dory.
In spite of the cold weather and snow, the participants of the 22nd annual Christmas by the Sea had a wonderful weekend. The Ogunquit Chamber thanks all who participated, and especially those who helped to collect food for St. Mary’s Food Pantry, gifts for Caring Unlimited, and money for Hospice of York and our other non-profit members.
Photo caption: Santa rows down the road in the Ogunquit Dory. (Courtesy photo)