Arts festival successful
GRAND DETOUR – There were many awards given during the Sept. 9 Grand Detour Arts Festival.
Kindergarten through third-grade winners in the student art show are Thane Prodzenski of Paw Paw, judge’s choice; Zoey Tabor of Rochelle, first place; Jayce Smith of Paw Paw, second; Haley Oosterhouse of Fulton, third, and Sam Benson of Paw Paw and Samantha Oosterhouse of Fulton, honorable mention.
Fourth through sixth grade, Taylor Johnson of Byron, judge’s choice; Claretta Kern Lyons of Amboy, first; Kali Dance Humphreys of Paw Paw, second; Calista Kern Lyons of Amboy, third; and Josie Aughenbaugh of Byron and Jayden Valdez of Dixon, honorable mention.
Seventh and eighth grade: Joshua Melvin Ellinor of Fulton, judge’s choice; Kayla Miller of Byron, first; Andrew Robertson of Dixon, second; Kristin Walters of Byron, third; and Emily Zimmerman of Fulton and Sydney Jackson of Byron, honorable mention.
High school: Justin Wilson of Dixon, judge’s choice; Zoe Tabor of Rochelle, best of show; Katie Cover of Dixon, first; Kayla Wilson of Dixon, second; Kathy Joseph of Sterling, third; and Katie Cover and Kayla Sue Peterson of Dixon, honorable mention.
Adult winners are: Rick Cortez of LaGrange Park, Charles Kested best of show; Ken Reif of Berwyn, best oil acrylic painting; Bob Logsdon of Grand Detour, best photography; John Challand of Malta, best 3-D art; Margaret Rogowski of Lockport, best jewelry; Jeanne Rager of Rockford, best watercolor painting; Charles Kerr of Dixon, The Tradition Continues Award; and Navarro Canoe of Rock Island, Winston Murray Memorial Award.