Maine country inn going to winner of essay contest

The Center Lovell Inn is seen Friday, June 5, 2015, in Lovell, Maine. Janice Sage, who took ownership of the inn by winning an essay contest 22 years ago will announce the winner of a second contest aimed at finding a new owner on Saturday, June 6.  Sage said previously that she expected more than 7,500 entries, meaning she'd receive more than $900,000 at $125 per entry. She says she plans to use the money for her retirement. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
The Center Lovell Inn is seen Friday, June 5, 2015, in Lovell, Maine. Janice Sage, who took ownership of the inn by winning an essay contest 22 years ago will announce the winner of a second contest aimed at finding a new owner on Saturday, June 6. Sage said previously that she expected more than 7,500 entries, meaning she'd receive more than $900,000 at $125 per entry. She says she plans to use the money for her retirement. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

LOVELL, Maine (AP) — A woman who took ownership of a Maine country inn by winning an essay contest is ready to announce the winner of a second contest aimed at finding a new owner.

Janice Sage from the Center Lovell Inn & Restaurant planned to notify the winner on Saturday.

Sage took ownership of the inn herself by winning an essay contest more than two decades ago.

The three-story inn has seven guestrooms and stunning views of the White Mountains.

Sage had said she expected more than 7,500 entries, meaning she’d receive more than $900,000 at $125 per entry. She says she plans to use the money for her retirement.

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