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Williston Pioneer graphic designer Chris Festo won three awards from the Florida Press Association during its annual Display Advertising Contest. Chris took a second place for his design for Best Historical or Anniversary section (Williston: Reflecting on the Past 130 years) in the open category–open to all weekly newspapers regardless of circulation. He won first place in Professional Services-Medical for "Get Back on Top." The judges also awarded Chris this year's special award Beyond the Border Creative Design Award for the "Get Back on Top" ad.
"It's an honor to be recognized and this gives me the drive to be more creative and earn more awards in the future," said Chris, who has been at the Pioneer three years.
Chris and his wife Heather have a daughter, Lily, 4. He is the son of Sheila Short and Joe Festo and the grandson of John and Anne Wilson.