Flat Santa photo contest winners announced
Just in time for a Christmas bonus: We have three winners in our Flat Santa photo contest. We asked readers to send in their pictures with the jolly elf who was decked out in his Florida best, and boy did they ever. Flat Santa traveled to Manchester, England, for some castle touring, kept us informed of his extended tour through Germany and managed to steer a cruise ship toward Nassau, Bahamas. Oh, and did we mention he flew a helicopter over some oil rigs up in St. John’s, Canada? He also found himself posed with football great Mike Ditka, Elvis, Ronald McDonald and assorted dogs in weird Christmas attire (Note to Dieter the black lab: Your snowflake headgear is pretty awesome). In all, we had more than 100 entries, so thanks, all, for making our holidays cheery and bright (and a bit puzzled, since we didn’t quite get the Flat Santa decorative toilet adornment pic). Our winners will receive gift cards provided by International Plaza in Tampa.
Grand prize winner ($200): Sylvia Salsbury, with her convergence of Flat Stanley and Flat Santa at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.
Runner-up, pet category ($50): Kimberly Dietrich for her doleful looking dog Dieter (he of the snowflake gear).
Runner-up, celeb category ($50): Cherryl Gleghorn for her perfectly framed picture of Santa and Sarah Palin (not really!), courtesy of the internet.