Holiday Essay Contest Winners will Play a Part in Knox’s Christmas Festivities Later this Month

Several talented student writers from the Knox Community School Corporation will get a chance to play a part in the Peppermint Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony thanks to their impressive essays about what Christmas means to them.

Knox Mayor Dennis Estok recognized the participating 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, stating that all the kids did a great job with their essays.

Fifth-grade writer Andreea Angyalosy was a finalist in last year’s contest and took the grand prize this year. The finalists for this year’s contest included 6th graders Aiden Fisher and Alaina Dewes, 5th-grade students Savannah Carlson, Lily Warren and Hope Biege and 4th graders Easton Carbine, Harper Hazelton, Aryanna Sibo and Eugene Scott.

Mayor Estok mentioned some of the perks of being chosen as an essay winner, “We actually pick the 10 best essays and the top one out of the ten gets to help light the tree and the other nine get to ride on the fire truck and participate as a reward for doing that.”

The grand prize winner also gets to ride on a fire truck in the parade, accompanying their fellow students as well as Mr. & Mrs. Claus!

As a reminder, the parade and tree lighting ceremony have been moved to Saturday, December 18th. Rather than winding at Wythogan Park, the parade will conclude at the Nancy J. Dembowski Center.

If you have any questions, contact the Mayor’s Office at 574-772-5443.