News in Cortland NY

02-07-2011 Holiday Lighting Contest Winners Announced

Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting was the setting for the announcement of the 2010 City-wide Holiday Lighting Contest winners. Former alderman, Harold (Butch) Hyde, representing the East End Community Center, and John Poli, Vice President of the Cortland branch of the Tompkins Trust Company were on hand to make the announcement and hand out the prize money donated by Tompkins Trust.

The winners are as follows:

Grand Prize: Frank and Cheryl Mrozowski
First Runner Up: Thomas Root
Second Runner Up: Leon and Jane Harvey
People’s Choice Award: Sam and Elsie Ferro

After the winners were announced, Mr. Hyde presented a plaque to Mayor Feiszli and the Common Council. The plaque, which was purchased by the City’s Crossing Guards is engraved with the winners names. Each year, the new winners will be added to the plaque. The annual competition is sponsored by the East End Community Center. For more information about the center, visit