More than 100 people celebrated the 2014 Readers Choice Contest Best of Best winners at the Genest showroom on Enterprise Drive in North Windham on Wednesday evening, April 16.
On April 4, more than 180 awards, divided into 60 categories, were announced in the annual Lakes Region Weekly Best of Best Readers Choice Contest, with some businesses, such as the Umbrella Factory Outlet in Naples, winning in multiple categories.
The celebration was held in conjunction with the Sebago Lake Region Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business break, which provides a networking opportunity for local businesses.
– Ezra Silk
Abe Wilmot and Kathleen Wilmot, owners of Windham Jewelers, won Best Jewelry Store. The Spring Meadows Golf & Country Club was voted 3rd Best Golf Course and 2nd Best Wedding Location. Co-owner David Pollard right and Ben Morey, the club’s PGA Head Golf Professional, celebrate.Dwayne Harris, the owner of Blossoms of Windham and a member of the chamber’s board of directors, displays a “Big Scoop” John Deere dump truck.Sally Bolstridge, the owner of North Star Stagers, a home staging company, accepts the orchid during the raffle.Jackie Hann, of The Umbrella Factory Outlet in Naples, celebrates the supermarket’s numerous awards. The Umbrella Factory was deemed the Best Breakfast spot, 2nd Best Caterer, Best Coffee Shop, Best Convenience Store, Best Fruit & Vegetable Stand, Best Gift Store, Best Grocery Store, Best Sandwich Shop and Best Specialty Food Store.Lee Hews, Abe Wilmot, Kathleen Wilmot, Ben Morey, David Pollard, Tricia Zwirner, Jackie Hann and Cyndy Bell celebrate the Best of Best 2014. Aimee Senatore, executive director of the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, prepares to raffle off several prizes.Bob Chapin, the president of the Raymond Waterways Protective Association, discusses his organization’s work.Jennifer Daruszka, Judi Jones and Lynda Botty display their prizes from the raffle.