Monday, July 16, 2012
Free lunch and a tote bag are on the line for the most creative caption for our photo of the week.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Barger
Monday, July 16, 2012
This image has floated around on Patch all week and it begs for a clever and creative caption. So, we're using it to launch a periodic Caption Contest feature where readers provide a clever, creative and usually humorous caption for a photograph that strikes our fancy. The winner will be determined by the editors based on the most interesting, creative and witty caption for the photo of the week and will be treated to a Patch tote bag and breakfast or lunch at Maggie's Lunchbox in Fenton. Please submit your proposed caption for today's photo by sending it to Dan Barger at Dan.Barger@patch.com. Please include your phone number and email address so we can get in touch with you if you win.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
These five winners were selected by a random drawing. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Congratulations to the five winners of our "Why I'm Lucky" contest. They have each won a prize package including a $50 Dierbergs gift card and some cool Patch stuff: a T-shirt, a ball cap, a notepad and a tote bag. Thanks to all the people who entered, especially for sharing their stories about why they're blessed with good luck. The winners, according to their Patch registration profiles, were: Thanks again for entering.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
While we celebrate the luck of the Irish, read stories of good luck by Patch readers that range from scary to heartwarming.
One survived a near disastrous ocean cruise. Another had a traumatic episode during pregnancy and got to the hospital in part because her husband forgot something and returned home. Yet another keeps in touch with the two women who saved her life when she had a heart attack. These are some of the stories Patch readers have shared so far in the "Why I'm Lucky" contest that runs until noon on Monday. There's still time to enter; all you need to do is submit a photo that illustrates why you're lucky. Don't worry: Your story doesn't have to involve a life-changing experience; winners will be chosen at random. Get more details and enter here. But some of the stories you've already shared are touching, chilling and heartwarming. A BABY IN BRAIN …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Heartland Industries, a non-profit which provides work for the disabled and developmentally challenged, is our nominee in Patch's 'Click to Claim' contest.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Share a picture to illustrate why you're a lucky guy or gal (as long as St. Patrick's Day is on our minds); we'll give five random winners a special package of Patch merchandise and a $50 Dierbergs gift card.
St. Patrick's Day is on our minds, and we've got the perfect way to see if the luck of the Irish is with you: We're giving away five prize packages including $50 Dierbergs gift cards and a package of Patch merchandise. All you have to do is show us "Why I'm Lucky." Enter our "Why I'm Lucky" contest for a chance to win. Here's how: Once you've entered, we'll enter you into a drawing to be one of five winners of our Patch prize package, which includes a $50 Dierbergs gift card, a Patch ball cap, T-shirt, tote bag and note pad. OK, now for the rules: Click Here for complete Official Rules. Click on the "upload photos and videos" button this page to send us your photo and remember to describe what it represents. But be sure to come back and to…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Dolan family has been decorating big since their days on Troost Street.
The final votes are in and Affton residents Pat and Denise Dolan have come in fifth in Patch's Deck the House holiday lighting contest. Their bedazzled home on Laclede Station Road received a whopping 3,276 votes—just 14 votes behind the fourth-place house. The Dolans were one of 24 finalists competing for a grand prize donation of $100,000 to the winner's local public school district. Their house was selected as a finalist by judges from among a pool of entries collected from hundreds of Patch towns across the country. Though the prize eventually went to the Powell house in Davis, CA, the Dolans lead a vigorous get-out-the-vote effort through yard signs, the Affton School District, local Affton organizations and St. Louis TV news. "It's …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Dolan house is doing well in the Deck The House finals, but Affton needs more votes to take the lead
As of Thursday morning the Dolan house from Affton-Shrewbury Patch has over 2500 votes in our nationwide Deck The House contest, putting it in the top five. The leading entry in Davis, CA, has over 7000 votes, but there are still several days left to vote and hopefully win a $100,000 donation for the Affton School District. The top 24 finalist entry was submitted by Denise Dolan of Laclede Station Road. You can still see the house, just south of Watson Road. To vote, click here and click the red "vote for this house" box. Then on the next page log in with your Facebook account by clicking the blue button. This will take you to a page to sign into Facebook, if you aren't already, and then a page where you can either click either 'allow' or…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to one of the local public school districts.
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The annual gardening competition is organized by the Affton Community Improvement Association and the Pebble Hill Garden Club.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Great Sandwich Showdown Contest invites local amateur chefs to submit sandwich recipes, stories from the kitchen; the winning sandwich may be featured at all Saint Louis Bread Co. cafes.
Sandwich enthusiasts across St. Louis now have the opportunity to put their sandwich-making skills to the test. The Saint Louis Bread Company's Great Sandwich Showdown Contest is underway. This contest gives amateur chefs, bread connoisseurs and fans of delicious sandwiches throughout the city the chance to have their homemade concoction named the best sandwich in St. Louis. The winning sandwich also may become a featured menu item at all 48 BreadCo bakery-cafes in the St. Louis metro area. “Saint Louis Bread Co. has always taken pride in offering a variety of freshly baked breads and new and exciting sandwich choices,” said Don Hutcheson, the St. Louis Area Director in a statement. “Our loyal customers know what makes a great-tasting …