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Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest Winners Announced

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The 2018 Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest results have been announced.  A total of 279 entries were judged: Children division – 55; youth division – 122; adult division – 87; and older Texans division – 12.  Three nursing home entries were also submitted.  Best of show and Reserve Best of Show recipients for each entry division and age are:

Youth Winners


·        Children – Michael Walker

·        Youth – Abby Scott; Esparanza Deterding – Reserve

·        Older Texan – Jane LeBeau

Adult Winners

Bake Show

·        Children – Marilena Reyes; Karen Crawford – Reserve

·        Youth – Ryan Reed; Kortni Ferrell & Raylee Mathis – Reserve

·        Adult – Lee Huff

·        Older Texan – Bobbie Carpenter


·        Adult – Kathy Kirkpatrick

Creative Crafts

·        Children – Natalie Vaughn

·        Youth – Geoffrey Stewart; Joey Kirkpatrick – Reserve

·        Adult – Patricia Dorner

Decorated Cakes

·        Youth – Caitlin Weatheread

·        Adult – Jo Alice McCue

Food Preservation

·        Adult – Sheila Funderburk; Mary Day – Reserve

·        Older Texan – Bobbie Carpenter (also Reserve)


·        Youth – Brisa Miranda; Ryleigh Reid – Reserve

·        Adult – Kathy Kirkpatrick

·        Older Texan – Bobbie Carpenter

Holiday Corner

·        Youth – Jaci Wyatt

·        Adult – Kathy Kirkpatrick

·        Older Texan – Patsy Bowman


·        Children – Marilena Reyes

·        Youth – Jorja Bessonett

·        Adult – Kathy Mitchell


·        Children – Mazie Ferrell

·        Youth – Rylie Carroll; Reese Pepys – Reserve

·        Adult – Kim Beck; Linda Phillips – Reserve


·        Youth – Kaylee Callhan

·        Adult – May Day

·        Older Texan – Bobbie Carpenter


·        Children – Garrett Walls

·        Youth – Diego Childs

·        Adult – Bryan Cooey

·        Older Texan – Charles Husbands

Nursing Home

·        Vannoy Gentles

The contest, held on October 26 and 27, was open for public viewing and drew large crowds both days.  Congratulations to the winners and all who entered!

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Author: Staff Reporter

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