Photos From the Winners of the Epoch Heart of Downtown Photo Contest

December 9, 2015 2:16 pm Last Updated: December 9, 2015 2:29 pm

MIDDLETOWN—On the evening of Dec. 5, in a ceremony at Festival Square in Middletown, four winners of the inaugural Epoch Heart of Downtown Photo Contest were announced: Elisa Cavaliere, Fawn Koch, Roosevelt Rhoden, and Keith Wilson.

The contest was about celebrating the holiday spirit while inviting people to come to downtown Middletown, and was a collaboration between Orange County Epoch Times, the City of Middletown, and the Middletown Business Improvement District. The following are the categories and the winners in each. 

Cutest Kid

A child in Middletown on Nov. 23. (Elisa Cavaliere)
A child in Middletown on Nov. 23. (Elisa Cavaliere)

 

Two-month-old girl in Port Jervis on Nov. 4, 2015. (Fawn Koch)
Two-month-old girl in Port Jervis on Nov. 4, 2015. (Fawn Koch)

Holiday Cheer

The Christmas tree and mail box for Santa at Festival Square in Middletown on Nov. 29. (Elisa Cavaliere)
The Christmas tree and mail box for Santa at Festival Square in Middletown on Nov. 29. (Elisa Cavaliere)

 

North Street on Nov. 16, 2015. (Roosevelt Rhoden)
North Street on Nov. 16, 2015. (Roosevelt Rhoden)

 

Best Downtown Selfie

Elisa Cavaliere in front of Any Old Thing in Middletown on Nov. 28, 2015. (Elisa Cavaliere)
Elisa Cavaliere in front of Any Old Thing in Middletown on Nov. 28, 2015. (Elisa Cavaliere)

 

Keith Wilson in front of The Umbrella of Grace African Bazaar on North St. in Middletown on Nov. 24, 2015. (Keith Wilson)
Keith Wilson in front of The Umbrella of Grace African Bazaar on North St. in Middletown on Nov. 24, 2015. (Keith Wilson)

Here’s Santa

Santa in the Holiday Parade in Middletown on Nov. 27, 2015. (Roosevelt Rhoden)
Santa in the Holiday Parade in Middletown on Nov. 27, 2015. (Roosevelt Rhoden)

 

Santa in the Holiday Parade in Middletown on Nov. 27, 2015. (Roosevelt Rhoden)
Santa in the Holiday Parade in Middletown on Nov. 27, 2015. (Roosevelt Rhoden)

The Winners

Three out of the four winners made it to the award ceremony in Festival Square on Dec. 5 and received their prizes, which included $75 in BID bucks (vouchers to be spent at participating downtown businesses), a gift certificate to the Paramount Theatre, and a one-year subscription to Epoch Times. 

(L-R) Keith Wilson, Elisa Cavaliere, and Roosevelt Rhoden, three of the four winners of the Epoch Heart of Downtown Photo comest in Festival Square on Dec. 5, 2015. (Holly Kellum/ Epoch Times)
(L-R) Keith Wilson, Elisa Cavaliere, and Roosevelt Rhoden, three of the four winners of the Epoch Heart of Downtown Photo contest in Festival Square on Dec. 5, 2015. (Holly Kellum/ Epoch Times)