Community straw sculpture being created in Mount Morris
The community turned out Tuesday to help build a straw sculpture. When complete it will look like a saxophone and will be included in the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition display. The public is encouraged to show up and help finish the sculpture. From an early bird getting his worm to a giant rocking horse, 10 other sculptures arrived at the downtown Mount Morris campus Aug. 9 for the fourth annual U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. Fine Art in Straw sculptures will be on display for all to enjoy every day through Aug. 25. The sculptures include “Learning the Howl” by Steven Lentz, Monticello, Wisconsin; “The Early Bird” by Chris, Cecelia, Jeff, and Ellen Mann, Rockford; “Barbie Beauty Center” by Polished Hair & Nails and Hair on Main; “Who You Gonna Call” by Danica and Mark Rogers, Rochelle; “Rocking Horse” by Fran Volz, Rochelle; “Easter Island Moai” by Jeremy Lampkin and Juan Martinez, Rochelle; “To My Mom, Breast Cancer Survivor” by Evelyn Potter, Rochelle; “Eternal Peace” by Bobbi Stockton, DeKalb; “Giraffe” by Juan Zelaya, Hoffman Estates; and “Whatch your Fingers” by Neal Vogt, Pewaukee, Wisconsin. StrawFest Day is Aug. 24. Visit EncoreMtMorris.com for a schedule of events and more information.
– Photos by Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org