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Drumroll Please | Athens, Tyler, Canton, and Kaufman Family Photography

Late last month we announced the Christmas in August Family Portraiture Giveaway — for a family portraiture session and some photo goodies valued at $350. After the deadline last Monday night, I accumulated all the entries and sent them off to the panel of judges, aka The Committee, to let them agonize over choosing the winner.

Before I go further, I’d like to thank each individual that entered their own family or nominated another family into the Giveaway — a small thank you should be arriving in your inbox soon:)

Over the weekend, The Committee sent me their votes … and after tallying them up, the winner is … the Till Family of Athens. I heard about this family recently from multiple sources, but one individual who asked to stay anonymous nominated them for the Giveaway …

I would like to nominate Kevin Till and his family for your contest. He was a student at Athens High School. He is a very fine young man and was full of life every time I saw him, a people person. He has had a brain tumor, but has taken a turn for the worst as of late. I recently found out he has lost some use of one side of his body. So time is precious for him and his family. Since photos capture a lasting memory that can be treasured for a lifetime, I think your contest would be one of the greatest gifts that could be given to him and his family that they would treasure for the rest of their lives. Please help this family capture some wonderful memories while they still have time.

Once I had the votes in, another individual who has been closer to Kevin and his family as of late helped me faciltate contact with them over the weekend. I wanted to make certain that their session is completed sooner than later as he has so many dreams he wants to accomplish already. So please leave the Till Family some congratulatory comments and remember them in your thoughts and prayers as they need every one they can get right now.

Lydia Covey, Harpist - August 31, 2009 - 6:40 pm

Congrats to the Till family!!! I totally agree with the judges (even though I have no idea what the other entries are like…). Professional family photos will be very precious at this time. My heart goes out to them… a dear friend of mine is at the top of the list awaiting a heart transplant as I type. very sobering.
I look forward to seeing the photos!!
(btw Christina, I haven’t thanked you for the lovely photo you sent me!! That was *so* sweet. I am going to frame it with a favorite quote and will think of you and your generosity every tiem I see it! Thanks a bunch!)

Amanda - September 1, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Great choice. This really touches my heart.

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