Halloween "Forbidden Zone" Contest - October 2019
It just wouldn’t be Halloween without candy treats, so we put them our Forbidden Zone jar and challenged you to guess the total number of sticky, chewy treats inside. With an amazing entry of 369, Abbie Youngworth was just one away from the exact number of treats in the jar. As our winner, she received a $25 gift card to Regal Cinemas for a night at the movies. Way to go, Abbie!
If those Halloween treats are still lurking around, remember to trade in those sticky, chewy treats for braces-friendly candies like chocolate or other melt-in-your-mouth goodies & don’t forget to brush & floss to protect your teeth!
Back-to-School Contest - September 2019
With schools back in session, it was time for our annual Back-to-School Brain Teaser Contest. During this year’s contest, patients were challenged to guess the correct number of Crayola crayons in the jar.
Congratulations go to Abbie Wysong whose entry of 342 was just seven away from the actual number of crayons in the jar. As our winner, Abbie took home a $20 Best Buy gift card!
Way to go Abbie!
Fill Our Pool For Back To School Raffle - Sept. 2019
Congratulations to the Fill our Pool for Back to School raffle winner, Matt Davidson. During our recent Stuff the Bus school supply drive, patients earned a raffle ticket for every donation made. Matt’s name was randomly chosen from all those who generously donated. As our winner, he received a $25 Target gift card!
All donations went to Harford County Education Foundation's annual Stuff the Bus Campaign to help students and teachers in need throughout Harford County. To learn more about HCEF and how you can help, visit their website.
Summer Seashell Contest - August 2019
Ahh, Summer . . . Don’t you just love it! There’s nothing better than sand between your toes, soaking up the sun, or collecting seashells by the seashore. We collected some seashells of our own, put them in a jar, and made them the theme of our summer contest!
Congratulations go to the winners of our Summer Seashell Contest, Kelvin Niu & Anna Geibler. With amazing entries of 261, both Kelvin and Anna came closest to actual number of seashells in the jar. As our winners, they received a $25 Rita’s gift card for some cool summertime treats!
Wondering how many seashells were in the jar? The total was 262!
Patriotic Ribbon Contest - July 2019
In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, our reception room was adorned with yards and yards of red, white and blue ribbons. The challenge was to guess the exact length of those curly ribbons and our winner came close.
Sage Welsh made an excellent guess of 550 feet, 2 inches—just two feet away from the actual combined length of all the ribbons. As our winner, Sage received four passes to Churchville Miniature Golf. We even threw in gift cards to Arctic Circle for some ice cream treats after the game. Way to go, Sage!
Crazy Contest of Color - June 2019
Congratulations to the winner of our Crazy Contest of Color, Aidan Height. With an amazing entry of 1024, Aidan guessed the exact number of O-rings in jar. As our winner, he took home a $20 iTunes gift card. Way to go, Aidan!
Wondering what O-rings are? They’re your color palette for the colorful rings placed around your braces. Being able to change your colors monthly is part of what makes having braces so much fun!
Fishing Frenzy Contest - April/May 2019
With the fishing season upon us, Dr. Godwin and fishing fans everywhere were suiting up, grabbing their tackle, and hitting the water for some good old fishing fun! We thought it was a great time to have some fishing fun of our own, so we kicked off our Fishing Frenzy Contest. Lucky for you, a fishing license wasn’t needed to join in the fun. All you had to do was take a guess at the number of phony fish in the jar.
Congratulations go to our winner, John Saltysiak. With a great guess of 1650, John came closest the actual number of fish in the jar. As our winner, John received a $35 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods for some sports gear of his own!
The actual count was 1818. . . . Now that’s a lot of goldfish!
Robin Egg Easter Contest - March 2019
The signs of Spring are all around us . . . Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and robins are chirping! To celebrate the start of the season, we held our Robin’s Egg Contest. Patients were challenged to guess at the total number of robin’s eggs in the nest. With an amazing entry of 225, Abby M. was just one away from the exact number. As our winner, Abby took home a $20 gift card to Sweet Frog Yogurt for some refreshing springtime treats!
Floss is Boss Contest - February 2019
When it comes to keeping your teeth clean and healthy, Floss is the Boss! In fact, we think it’s so important that we held a contest in its honor. To play, patients were challenged to guessed the total number of floss containers in the jar. They also tested their knowledge with our Floss is Boss trivia questions.
Congratulations go to our contest winner, Emma Gottschalk. With a great entry of 195, Emma came closest to the actual number of floss containers in the jar. She also did a great job with our Floss is Boss Trivia Questions. As our winner, Emma took home a $25 Target gift card! Wondering how well you did? The exact number of floss containers in the jar was 199.
Blast from the Past Contest - January 2019
With the new year upon us, we were feeling a little nostalgic, so we decided to have some fun with a contest that was a blast from the past. We posted a list of the “Best Kids Movies of All Times”, and patients were challenged to match the movie title to the year the film was released. We had two movie buffs match 100% of the movies correctly. Congratulations go to Derik Abbey and Kate Wiley. Each winner received a $25 gift card to Regal Cinemas for a night at the movies!
Christmas Ornament Contest - December 2018
During this year’s holiday season we decorated our Braces-Themed Christmas tree with all the trimmings. It sparkled with strings of light, shiny retainers and, of course, those colorful balls that make the Christmas tree dazzle. In the spirit of the dazzling tree tradition, we also celebrated the holiday season with our Christmas Ornament Contest. Patients were challenged to guess the correct number of colorful ornaments in the jar, and everyone did a great job.
Congratulations go to Sonya Vera. With an amazing entry of 120, Sonya was just one away from the exact number of ornaments in the jar. As our winner, she received a Regal Cinemas Premier Movie Pack, complete with two tickets and a $10 concessions gift card. Thanks to all who joined in the contest fun!
Acorn Contest - November 2018
Falling acorns are a sure sign that autumn has arrived, so we decided to make them the feature of our Autumn Contest. Patients were challenged to guess the correct number of acorns in the jar, and our winner, Aubrey Shelby did an amazing job. Her guess of 625 was just 12 away from the actual number of acorns. As our winner, Aubrey took home a $35 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card!
So how much do you know about acorns? Here’s some fun acorn trivia . . .
- Acorns are true nuts, and are the fruit of the oak tree.
- The older the tree gets, the more acorns it will produce because the tree must save up enough energy and resources to develop the fruit.
- Once an acorn falls to the ground, it has less than a 1 in 10,000 chance of growing into an oak tree.