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“This will be my lucky year,” Joelle Washer told the Gazette last week when stopped by to pick up her prize package worth hundreds of dollars. Her name was randomly selected from the many readers who correctly unscrambled the 19 puzzle-words in this year’s Jamestown Gazette Valentine Scramble Contest. “I never win anything,” she said “but this year I won a Super Bowl pool, and now I won this.”
Joelle is a Jamestown area native, and still lives in Jamestown with her husband, Dana, and their five-year-old daughter, Arabella. She graduated from Falconer High School and earned an Associate Degree in math and science at JCC, then attended Ohio State University and SUNY Fredonia, capping her education with a BS degree in business marketing.
“I never play anything in the way of contests,” Joelle said, “but I do pick up the Gazette every week. For the Valentine’s Day edition, I thought the Valentine Scramble might just be fun. I was surprised the 18 scramble-words and the bonus word took me less than five minutes to unscramble. So I sent it in.”
For enjoyment and for the benefit of good, local causes, Joelle runs 5K and 10K races, serves on the board of the YMCA and the United Way, and is a past president of the Rotary club of Jamestown. Joelle currently serves as a vice president and area manager at the Northwest Bank on Third Street in Jamestown.
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