published: Friday, January 25, 2013
Artists and craftsmen wanted to enter Country Fair exhibits
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Pick out your best projects completed in the past two years to enter and help celebrate the 47th Lake Placid Arts & Crafts Country Fair on Feb. 2-3. Students and adults of all ages and talents are invited to participate.
No entry fees are charged to exhibit at the Lake Placid Elementary School. Ribbon and cash awards are given in the Amateur, Professional and Student sections. In addition, a special wooden plaque given by Hoz Compton is awarded in memory of Dr. William Shuck for the Best Entry in Woodworking.
This year, two special ribbon awards will again be given in memory of poet Eileen Kruger for the best poem in the Student Poetry Division and the Adult Amateur Poetry Division. Kruger entered and won many ribbons for her excellent poetry written about nature and the world around us.
An award for the best in Floral China Painting will again be given in memory of Mary Lou Krog to a student and an amateur adult. For many years, Krog taught students and adults the art of china painting and was known particularly for her floral pieces.
All bakers and canners are challenged to find their best recipes for a special ribbon which will again be given in the amateur Adult Foods Division and this year in the Student Foods Division in memory of Edna Kubic and in memory of Jay Chase for Most Creative Craft. An Award for the Most Outstanding Woodcarving is given in memory of Harry McConnell, a long time professional woodcarver and teacher.
The above categories of Memorial Award winners are given a special rosette ribbon and a $25.00 cash award
Entry forms and classification lists are available in the Country Fair office in the back section of the Caladium Co-op where classes are held. Pre-registration is advised for adults to speed the entry process. Deliver entries for the exhibit to the Lake Placid Elementary School cafeteria between 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday or Friday. Individual students are asked to bring their registration form with their exhibit and to bring art work entries especially on Thursday to the cafeteria to facilitate the process. Class entries from the schools are due by Wednesday. All student poetry is due no later than Monday. This allows time for judging and displaying all the poetry entries. All other entries are judged Friday evening. Fragile items and uncanned foods should be delivered on Friday only.
Awards given for adults and students in each sub-class are first, second, third, and honorable mention ribbons. Selected from all first place blue ribbons in each subclass is a Best of Class winner receiving a Purple Rosette ribbon and $10.
In Adult Amateur, the Best of Show is selected in each of the 10 Divisions to receive a Laura Watson Award tri-color ribbon and $25. The Professional category receives Best of Show Laura Rider Award tri-color ribbon and $25.
Students are given ribbons by grade level and receive a Best of Show tri-color ribbon and $25 in each of five divisions: the Elaine Waggener Award in elementary (K-5); the Anne Reynolds Award in middle school (6-8): and the J.D. Watson Award in high school (9-12). For information call 465-3963 or come to the office.
During the fair time Saturday and Sunday, demonstrations of the various crafts by former prize winners will take place in the outside corridor leading to the cafeteria at the Lake Placid Elementary School weather permitting. Watch for a schedule.
Vans will be available during the fair at the elementary school and Town Hall to transport you to and from DeVane Park and the high school parking lot to ride between activities.
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