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'Home for the Holidays' Finalists to Date

'Home for the Holidays' Finalists to Date

10 finalists will be competing for the grand prize in the WGRZ 'Home for the Holidays' contest. Tune in to Daybreak every weekday morning from December 5 through December 16 to see if your holiday lights display has been selected. Each finalist receives a new Nintendo Wii "Go Vacation" game and moves on to the final round.

On Friday, December 16, the voting begins. Come back to this page to cast your vote for the best holiday lights display in Western New York. The grand prize is a Southwest Airlines vacation package featuring two tickets anywhere in the continental USA that Southwest flies, plus a three-night hotel stay.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, December 15 at 5 p.m.

Gilda’s Club WNY Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Its Holiday Event

Gilda’s Club WNY Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Its Holiday Event

By Sarah Zawadzki

Gilda’s Club Western New York is hosting its annual Gingerbread…Gifts…Glitz event.  The event runs from December 1-4 and will be held at the Gilda’s Club clubhouse located at 1140 Delaware Avenue, corner of West Ferry, in Buffalo.

The Gingerbread….Gifts…Glitz event kicks off with a preview cocktail party on Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cocktail party will have a special preview of over 20 local artists who will be selling jewelry, pottery, photography, Buffalo-themed gifts, and more! These artists generously donate 20% of their profits to Gilda’s Club Western New York. The tickets for the cocktail party are $50 per person and can be ordered by calling (716) 332-5900 ext. 203 or by visiting the event website at www.gingerbreadevent.org.

2 Your Town 'Post the Most' Contest Winner: Day 7

2 Your Town 'Post the Most' Contest Winner: Day 7

Enter the WGRZ-2 Your Town Post the Most Contest 

Post your way to prizes this holiday season by entering today

Open to all active WGRZ Community Content Providers (CCPs):

Simply post content to any of the WGRZ-2 Your Town websites, today through November 23, to be entered to win a copy of the NEW “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” Blu-Ray/DVD/digital release. The more you post, the better your odds.

One winner will be selected by random drawing each weekday from all CCPs who posted a story that day. (Weekend entries will be entered into Monday’s drawing.) Good luck!

 

Congratulations to Our Day 7 Winner (Tues., Nov. 22)

Dawn Cwierley

Manager of Public Relations, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

 

Special Harry Potter Offer for Community Bloggers

Special Harry Potter Offer for Community Bloggers

ANNOUNCING the WGRZ-2 Your Town ‘Harry Potter Sweepstakes’

Post your way to prizes this holiday season by entering the ‘Harry Potter Sweepstakes’

Open to all active WGRZ Community Content Providers (CCPs):

Simply post content to any of the WGRZ-2 Your Town websites during the next eight business days to be entered to win a copy of the NEW “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” Blu-Ray/DVD/digital release. The more you post, the better your odds.

One winner will be selected by random drawing each weekday beginning Monday, November 14 and ending Wednesday, November 23, from all CCPs who posted a story that day. (Weekend entries will be entered into Monday’s drawing.)

A total of eight winners will be chosen.

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Students of Western New York, are you up to the challenge?

Once again, the Food Bank of Western New York and Andy’s Weather Machine are teaming up for the Weather Machine – Food Drive Challenge.

Register your school by Friday, November 25th to be entered into the running for a visit by Andy Parker and his Weather Machine!

It’s as easy as four simple steps:

  1. Register Online by clicking here.
  2. Once registered, begin to publicize your food drive.  Organize a collection area, make signs, mention the drive during morning announcements, send home letters to parents, and keep us updated on your progress.
  3. Bring all collected food items to the Food Bank of WNY on Friday, December 2nd.
  4. Watch Daybreak on Friday, December 9th to see if you are our Food Drive Challenge winner!

 

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Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Applications now available for local nonprofits; Recipients to be announced at Buffalo Auto Show in February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Ford Dealers of Western New York just couldn’t wait to announce that applications are now available for the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program -- an annual program that provides “new wheels” to local nonprofit organizations in need of transportation.

“For nearly two decades, the WNY Ford Dealers have awarded new Ford vehicles to deserving organizations in our community,” said Scott Bieler, chairman, Ford Friendship Express selection committee.