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Ninth Grader from Akron Named Winner of Poster Art Contest for Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS

Olivia Zackey, a ninth-grade home-schooled student from Akron, N.Y. is the winner of the 2017 Taste of Buffalo Tops Poster Art contest.

Thu, Apr 27th 2017 11:00 am
April 27, 2017, BUFFALO, N.Y. - Olivia Zackey, a ninth-grade home-schooled student from Akron, N.Y. is the winner of the 2017 Taste of Buffalo Tops Poster Art contest. Zackey's artwork will be featured on the cover of the event's festival guide and on the festival poster. In addition, both Zackey and Rivendell Study Center, the home education center that she attends, will each receive a $750 prize provided together by the Taste and Tops Friendly Markets. Click here to view the winner's artwork.
 
"The Tops Poster Art contest gives artistically-talented local students the chance to have their artwork seen by hundreds of thousands of people," said Ralph Basile, 2017 Taste chair. "In partnership with Tops Friendly Markets, the Taste of Buffalo is proud to encourage and support young artists through this annual competition."
 
The Taste of Buffalo will take place on July 8 and 9, 2017 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
 
About Tops Friendly Markets
Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 172 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com
 
About Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 450,000 visitors each year. The 34th annual Taste will take place on July 8 and 9, 2017 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. More than $360,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities in addition to five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com and find @tasteofbuffalo on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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