Thanks to all who participated in the Flat Simone competition! From January to June, we encouraged our Saint Simeon’s family to take a picture of Simone with them all over the world and upload the photos to social media using the hashtag #simonesaintsimeons. We had dozens of entries, and the competition was even featured by KOTV the News on 6.
And the winner of the competition is… drumroll, please….
Resident Louise Treadway, who went “flyfishing somewhere in midtown Tulsa” with Flat Simone! She is the winner of a $250 Southwest Airlines gift card!
Honorable mentions are:
- Former Foundation employee Nicole Graham, who took Flat Simone with her on the set of Wheel of Fortune.
- Resident Mary Zang’s daughter Cindy Woodward, who visited her son and daughter-in-law in Costa Rica and took Flat Simone with her.
- Former Resident Alpha Clapp’s daughter Penny Jelinek, who took Flat Simone with her all over Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, and Tennessee. “Simone made our trip to take Mom to her final resting place,” Penny said.
- Staff member Kathy Hinkle’s daughter Kelly Hinkle took Flat Simone with her the furthest of any contestant: all the way to Saudi Arabia!
- Staff member Denise Fack submitted the most Flat Simone entries. Flat Simone joined her on the job, at The Mercantile in Pawhuska (pictured here with Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond), and all over Claremore.
- Staff member John Elliott took Flat Simone to Disney World.
- Former Resident Wildfred Sherwin’s granddaughter Tori Wantland took Flat Simone all over Tulsa: to Coney Islander, to get her nails done, shopping, and more.
- Flat Simone joined Trustee George Dotson and family at his birthday party.
- Our “cutest” contestants were staff member Carolyn Blair’s daughter Audrey and her cousins, who took Flat Simone on vacation to Charleston.
Slideshow of Honorable Mentions