Snowflake Toddler Contest
The seventh annual Winter Fest in downtown Oakland, which features ice sculpting throughout the town and other events, will once again include the Snowflake Toddler Photo Contest. Winter Fest is set for Feb. 15 to 16.
Persons may bring photographs of toddlers age 2 to 4 years to Favorite Things Corner Gift Shoppe, located at the corner of Third and Alder streets, up until the day of judging (Feb. 15). Photos should be no smaller than 4"x6" nor larger than 8"x10".
The photos will be put on display at Favorite Things Corner Gift Shoppe starting February 1, and people may vote for their favorite shots with one quarter per vote. The proceeds will go to the town's Main Street program. The voting will continue until noon on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The photograph earning the most votes will be declared the winner on that Saturday at 3 p.m. The winner will receive gift certificates and prizes from local businesses.
Oakland Masonic Lodge #192
3 S. First Street
Open House 9am – 5pm
Join us for our Oakland Winter Fest Open House and Maryland Child Identification Program. Stop by Oakland Masonic Lodge #192 located at 3 S. First Street to see our Winter Fest Ice Sculpture. Come inside and warm up with a hot cup of cocoa. As the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization, Freemasonry today is built on Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Through fellowship, charity, education and leadership, Freemasons are making their lives – and their communities, stronger by the day. Masons are a part of bringing good men together.
The Maryland Masonic Child Identification Program is a comprehensive identification and protection program designed to give families a measure of protection against the increasing problem of missing children. This program is provided "free of charge" to every Maryland family who wishes to participate.
The Maryland Masonic Child Identification Program follows the exact protocols established by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – the agency responsible for the "Amber Alert" national response system. We collect every bit of data law enforcement officials require when a child is reported as missing or abducted, and provide it to the parent or guardian.
We do not retain any of the information collected. Our computers are certified as such for your child’s protection. The completed packet contains a CD with the child’s name address, height, weight eye and hair color, description of distinguishing marks, notes on any health issues, birth date, parent/guardian contact information, several photos, digital fingerprints and a brief video interview of the child talking on camera. A cheek swab is also used to collect a sample of the child’s DNA (parents of younger children may opt to do the DNA sample at home). All of the above is placed into an easily recognizable envelope and given to the parent/guardian for safekeeping.
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