By Evan O'Brien
April 6 marks the demise of the Lake and Forest snow mountain and the thrilling conclusion of the Big Melt Contest from OakPark.com.
For those who may have missed it, Oak Park witnessed a blizzard of epic proportions on Feb. 1. Oak Park's Public Works crews quickly turned the vacant lot at the corner of Lake and Forest into a dumping ground for the excess snow.
At the suggestion of a devoted reader, OakPark.com asked readers to make a prediction on when the "Oak Park Alps" would completely melt. Readers had until Feb. 18 to make a prediction on OakPark.com/BigMelt.
Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com are pleased to announce that Laura Stefanic is the winner of the Big Melt Contest with the closest Facebook-verified prediction of April 5. Stefanic will receive a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of our friends in Downtown Oak Park. This prize is redeemable at 75 shops, restaurants and, of course, the Lake Theatre.
Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com would like to thank everyone who participated in the Big Melt Contest. Look out for more contests from OakPark.com with chances to win exciting, local prizes.