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Tarrytown House Estate Launches Facebook Photo Contest to Celebrate Tarrytown Being Named “One of America’s Prettiest Towns”

Winner Will Be Treated to Complimentary Stay for Two at the Estate

Tarrytown, NY (April 2012) -- A rich history and abundant cultural and recreational offerings have always made Tarrytown an attractive destination for Tarrytown House Estate guests and first-time visitors to the Hudson Valley.

Now, Tarrytown’s appeal has drawn greater national and international attention as a result of being included in Forbes Magazine’s "America’s Prettiest Towns" list. Only 10 U.S. towns were selected for the honor.

The Estate, which has been an integral part of Tarrytown’s colorful history with its impressive 19th century mansions, has joined in the local pride by sponsoring a contest on its Facebook page for the "Prettiest Photo of Tarrytown."

Between now and April 30, individuals are encouraged to post photos of Tarrytown they have taken over the past year on the Estate’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/TarrytownHouseEstate. Complete rules for the contest can be found on the Estate’s Facebook page wall.

A panel of judges at the Estate will announce the winning entry in early May. The winner will be treated to a complimentary weekend stay for two (Friday or Saturday night) in one of the historic King Mansion’s 10 elegant, Georgian style guest rooms plus a full American breakfast buffet valued from $349 and up.

Anthony Amendola, the Estate’s Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "We encourage everyone to participate in this contest so that we can show the world why Forbes was right about Tarrytown being one of America’s 10 Prettiest Towns. It is truly a picture-perfect village, from the historic architecture and colorful street scenes to the breathtaking views of the Hudson River."

The Forbes list was based on recommendations by experts at National Geographic, Fodor's and Travel Channel. The magazine noted: "Tarrytown’s rich history including being a throughway on the Underground Railroad, name-dropped by Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and, later, one of the preferred upstate getaways for New York’s rich and powerful, is visible wherever you go in this Riverside town."

The magazine cited Lyndhurst, the 19th century Gothic and National Trust for Historic Preservation mansion once owned by noted financier Jay Gould as one of the area’s attractions, drawing throngs of visitors. Forbes noted that Tarrytown has played host to recreational and cultural options aplenty including the famous Tarrytown Film Festival that was led by noted film critic Judith Crist for nearly 35 years. "Tarrytown House Estate was the site for this amazing festival which attracted famous actors, directors, producers, screenwriters and other film luminaries," Amendola stated.

In addition to Tarrytown, the Forbes list includes Newport, Rhode Island; Taos, New Mexico; Columbus, Indiana; Key West, Florida; Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; Longview, Washington; San Luis Obispo, California; St. Augustine, Florida and Galtinburg, Tennessee.

The magazine said: "All offer not only aesthetic reward, but also memorable activities and destinations nearby."

Frank Pagani
Thompson & Bender
(914) 762-1900, ext. 24
frank@thompson-bender.com