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6 Words for 2016!

It's time for our annual New Year word play and free prize drawing!

Submit your posting to FPF before midnight Thursday, January 7, 2016 consisting of exactly six (6) words and you'll be entered into a free drawing* to win one of these great prizes:

• One 32GB iPod Touch from Small Dog Electronics
• One Tower of Chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates
• One $300 home energy audit from Building Energy
• One overnight room at The Essex Resort & Spa
• Four tickets to "Cat in the Hat" at The Flynn Theater
• One Ultimate Beer Lovers gift box from The Cheese Board
• One $100 gift certificate for the Burlington Furniture Company
• One $100 gift certificate for Waterbury Sports
• One $100 gift certificate for Hunger Mountain Co-op
• One $100 gift certificate for Ebenezer Books in Johnson
• One 1-month Family Membership to The Edge
• Two 1-day lift tickets (no restrictions) to Sugarbush
• One Smuggs Bash Badge for Smugglers’ Notch Resort
• Two 1-day lift tickets (mid-week, non-holiday) to Bolton Valley
• Three sets of Buy Local coupon book plus Flashbag coupon clutch from Local First Vermont

Thanks to the local Vermont businesses listed above who donated these wonderful prizes.

Now get creative and POST AN ENTRY!

• To post to your FPF, go to FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in).
• If you're already logged in, click MY ACCOUNT.
• Then click COMPOSE POSTING.
• Select posting category "6 Words for 2016 Raffle," type your 6-word posting, and click "Submit Posting"

*FPF welcomes up to two entries per day per person. Post about whatever tickles your fancy. Click on the links at right for loads of great samples from years past.

UPDATE:  The raffle is all wrapped up and here are our prize winners...

One 32GB iPod Touch from Small Dog Electronics 
Robyn Kozierok, Bennington 
"My hovercraft is full of eels."

One Tower of Chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates 
Kelly Grey, Burlington 
"Goodbye sweet Granny. I miss you."

One $300 home energy audit from Building Energy 
Claudette Vaughan, Bristol 
"Can't fix stupid with duct tape!"

One overnight room at The Essex Resort & Spa 
Kristina Coan, Johnson 
"Currently pretending I'm at the beach."

Four tickets to "Cat in the Hat" at The Flynn Theater 
Farryl Bertmann, South Hero 
"Predictable unrestrained community discourse elicits amusement."

One Ultimate Beer Lovers gift box from The Cheese Board 
Julie Levy, Weathersfield 
"Imagine neighbors sharing a spacious porch."

One $100 gift certificate for the Burlington Furniture Company 
Mary Harbaugh, Saint Albans 
"Want to share vegetable seed orders?"

One $100 gift certificate for Waterbury Sports 
Nina Church, Morrisville 
"FPF democracy: sometimes ornery, always vital."

One $100 gift certificate for Hunger Mountain Co-op 
Erin Hurley, Waterbury 
"Hoping to increase Waterbury's population soon!"

One $100 gift certificate for Ebenezer Books in Johnson 
Angela Apicelli, Walden 
"Remember who you wanted to be... "

One 1-month Family Membership to The Edge 
Cathy Grey, Williston 
"Life before Front Porch Forum: clueless"

Two 1-day lift tickets (no restrictions) to Sugarbush 
Kim Pawul, Moretown 
"Is my guinea pig watching television?"

One Smuggs Bash Badge for Smugglers Notch Resort 
Elaine Pierce, Danville
"Vermont. January. Fire. Book. Dog. Ahhhh."

Two 1-day lift tickets (mid-week, non-holiday) to Bolton Valley 
Abi Sessions, Cornwall 
"Good things happen when neighbors talk."

3 winners: Buy Local coupon book plus Flashbag coupon clutch from Local First Vermont 
Brooke Pridemore, Burlington 
"Being nude isn't crude at home!"

Alex Trudeau, Underhill 
"FPF has never let me down."

Michael Fath, Charlotte 
"I'm beside Myself, cloning machine works!"

Past entries:

7 Words for 2015

• Lost spouses. New-found love. At 80.
• Shhhh, be like Dad and keep Mum!
• East Montpelier coyote teaches goldendoodle to howl.
• FPF, 7DVT and vtdigger.org keep me informed.


7 Words for 2014

• Kissing nuns? Don't get in the habit.
• North Bennington walks vanquish cabin fever blues.
• Life before Front Porch Forum was complicated.
• Why's the sand wet? Because the seaweed.


13 Words for 2013

• My wife and I are quitting smoking after thirty years. Wish us luck.
• If one reads FPF long enough one hears all sides of a story!
• Dalai Lama asks in pizza shop, can you make me one with everything?
• Everyone i know is having babies, i better learn to hold them soon.


12 Words for 2012

• You're a Vermonter if your car trunk doubles as extra freezer space.
• Tomorrow is my Birthday, so I yell "Hooray, I'm almost ten today!"
• Spaces between your fingers were created so that another’s could fill them!
• The snowy owl made it to Vermont, maybe there will be twelve?


10 Words for 2010

• Oh Barometer, Rise! Rise! Lift the ceiling of our skies!
• Small condo, tossing son’s baseball cards vintage nineties, want them?
• Surprising deep winter sight: Six baffled bluebirds quiver in birches.
• One snowman says to the next, “Do you smell carrots?”


9 Words for 2009

• Who Could Write A Poem With Just Nine Words?
• Where to sharpen hockey skates? Forum’s wisdom pour forth!
• Neighborhood improvement idea: more block parties, fewer leaf blowers!
• Use Front Porch Forum to knit your neighborhood together.