Great Giveaways: East Islip native wins GreaterBayShore, Southside Family Vision contest


Brittany DeOrio has never won a giveaway competition.

That was until Aug. 15, when it was announced she will be taking home a pair of Ray-Bans through a contest sponsored by GreaterBayShore and Southside Family Vision.

“I never enter contests, but I was scrolling through Facebook then I saw the Ray-Bans and I just filled it out,” said the East Islip native when she picked up her glasses at the newly opened optical store on Thursday.

DeOrio, who is working toward becoming a radiologic technologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center, was one of the 110 submissions for the giveaway. The winner was chosen through a competition provider called Gleam.

“When I got the email from [GreaterBayShore’s] Nick I was like, “What! This has to be fake,” she said with a smile.

The only requirement to win the model 3025 Ray-Bans from Southside Family Vision was to supply GreaterBayShore with a favorite donut topping. We will be doing something fun with that data later this year.

Before leaving 2 West Main Street with her new shades, the maple bacon donut-enjoying contest winner loved the atmosphere of Southside Family Vision.

“It’s like a family here; such a nice place,” she said.

To learn more about Southside Family Vision, see below.

Top: (L-R) Southside Family Vision owners Jennifer Pihlkar, Debbie DiNunzio, Lisa Cellura with contest winner Brittany DeOrio (middle)