holiday album schlette

Pat Schlette of Pevely submitted this photo for the 2018 contest of three of her six grandchildren - Jillian, August and Lila - taken in December 2014 at National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Bellville, Ill., by Schlette's daughter, Megan Taylor.

There’s only a week or so left to get your entry in for the annual Leader Family Holiday Album photo contest.

Jefferson County and Eureka readers of all ages are encouraged to share photos of themselves, their family members and friends celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other winter holiday they observe. (Festivus, anyone?)

All eligible submissions will be entered in a random drawing for a $200 cash prize. As many photos as space permits will run in the Dec. 10 edition of the paper.

The deadline to submit photos for the contest is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. There is a limit of three photos per reader. Pictures may be recent or from long ago and may depict family members living or dead. Studio photos are not preferred but will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Readers who participated in the past are welcome to do so again, but please send different photographs.

Submissions must include the following information to be eligible for publication:

■ Your name and the town where you live.

■ Your daytime phone number.

■ When and where the photo was taken and who took it.

■ Names of all people in the photo and how they are related to you.

If the photo illustrates a special family moment, please tell us that, too.

Send entries to: A Family Christmas Album, Leader Publications, P.O. Box 159, Festus, 63028; drop off at the Leader, 503 N. Second St., Festus; or email to

Photos will be returned by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included; the rest will be held for pickup. For more information, call the Leader at 636-931-7560.