SOMC announces “Pot of Gold” winnerPosted on March 17, 2014

After two weeks of voting, the Portsmouth Area Arts Council and Children’s Theater (PAAC) has successfully won SOMC’s “Pot of Gold” Facebook contest. As a result, PAAC will be receiving a $5,000 donation from SOMC.

However, the other organizations featured in the contest will not be going home empty-handed. SOMC will also be donating $500 to the second and third place finishers as well as $250 to those who finished fourth and fifth.

The final results were as follows:

  1. Portsmouth Area Arts Council and Children’s Theater (PAAC)
  2. Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America (Tecumseh District)
  3. Portsmouth Public Library
  4. Scioto County Homeless Shelter
  5. Southern Ohio War Memorial

“We are proud to be in a position to support our community, and it’s especially fulfilling when we can let our friends and neighbors be a part of the process,” Director of Community Relations and Development Kara Redoutey said. “We’re proud of all five organizations featured for both the work they do for our community, and for having supporters who are so passionate about their cause.”

Every year, SOMC invests millions into the local community through financial contributions and charity care. This is the second time that SOMC has allowed the public to participate in a significant contribution through social media. In 2012, SOMC’s Community Valentine also allowed Facebook users to choose between five local organizations. The Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund received the most votes in that contest.

“The members of our community are wonderful and, through social media, we’ve been able to reach out to them in a variety of ways,” Redoutey said. “Their engagement and feedback means a lot to us.”

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