SHERIDAN — Mallorie Akers, a fourth-grader at Sagebrush Elementary, was named the winner of the 22nd annual Sheridan Christmas Stroll Button Design Contest on Thursday at a special presentation by Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller at city hall.
Mallorie is the daughter of Patrick and JennaRae Akers. She received a framed copy of her button design, the first button and $100 in Chamber Bucks.
Sheridan County students in grades one through six were invited in the spring to submit designs to the Sheridan County Chamber’s Christmas Stroll Committee for the Stroll Button Design Contest.
The committee received 111 entries this year and selected the winning design based upon how well it reflects this year’s theme, “Star of Wonder.”
Stroll buttons each have a unique number and are purchased by the public, who begin wearing them at the Christmas Stroll.
While shopping during Christmas Stroll and throughout the holiday season, button wearers look in participating businesses for the number that matches their Stroll button.
Those with matching numbers win a prize from the store valued at $50 or more. In addition, during the four Saturdays in December before Christmas, shoppers can get caught shopping in participating businesses while wearing their Stroll button. Those who “get caught” can win Chamber Bucks in amounts from $25 to $250.
Stroll buttons are available for purchase while supplies last at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 171 N. Main St. and at participating businesses.
The cost for the buttons is $5 apiece.
This year’s Christmas Stroll will be held from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 24 in downtown Sheridan.
For more information on the 22nd annual Christmas Stroll, see www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org or the Sheridan Christmas Stroll page on Facebook.