The winners of the Tamaqua Beautification Association's annual Cookie Contest were announced during the Tamaqua Spirit of Christmas tree lighting event at the Depot Square Park. The categories consisted of drop cookies, bar cookies and decorated cookies. All cookie entries were shared with the community following the event. From back left are Christine Fritz who won first place in the filled category with her berry Christmas shortbread, Linda Yulanavage who won first place in the drop category with her white chocolate cranberry snow drops, Joan Deitrich who submitted her nutroll cookies, and Kevin Steigerwalt, Tamaqua Beautification Association president. From front left are Yulanavage's grandkids Andrew, 4, and Donovan, 7, and Steigerwalt's son, Alex, 6.