Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672 recently hosted the winners of the annual essay and oratorical contests and their parents at the post home. The Rev. William Lewis, post chaplain, gave the invocation and benediction. Winners received a certificate, a medal and a cash award. Tom Boyle, Lake-Lehman, captured first place in the local oratorical contest. Drew Harding, Dallas, won first place in the local essay contest for the second year in a row. Paul Caiccia received second place; Mary Sharon Caiccia received third place; and Casey McAndrew gained an honorable mention. John Emil Sr., commander, District 12, congratulated Drew Harding for winning the district contest and finishing second in the inter district. He also congratulated Tom Boyle for being the first oratorical participant on the local level in many years and for placing second in the district competition. Both were invited to an awards ceremony to be held on Apri l 28 at the monthly district meeting. Jim Baloga is the oratorical chairman for District 12 and Clarence J. Michael is the essay chairman. At the event, from left, first row, are Casey J. McAndrew, Tom Boyle, Drew Harding, Mary Sharon Ciaccia and Paul Ciaccia III. Second row: the Rev. Lewis , Jim Baloga, John Emil Sr. and Clarence J. Michael.