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PUBLISHED: 4:20 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2007
2007 Blueberry Arts Festival results
Juried Art Show at the Mainstay Gallery

This event was sponsored by the Arts Council, and there were 51 entries. First place: "Fallen Cedar," by Kathy Rousso, $150 cash and $100 gift certificate to Tongass Business Center's art supply room; second place: "Summer's Drift," by Chris Rose, $125 cash and $75 gift certificate to the Frame Shop at Exploration Gallery; third place: "First of July on Monehegan Island," by Marty Harris, $100 cash and $50 to Tatsuda's IGA; honorable mention: "Quaking Aspen at Gravely," by Diane Anders; honorable mention: "Square Cedar Bowl," by Dale Ireland; viewer's choice: "Summer's Drift," by Chris Rose.

Best Blueberry Dish

This event was sponsored by the Arts Council and there were 14 entries.

Grand champion: Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Jamey Lowdermilk, Blueberry Festival T-shirt and $100 Mainstay Gallery gift certificate; second place: Blueberry Infused Black Beans with Fried Plantains and Blueberry Pico de Gallo by Claire Ragozzino; third place: Mt. Edgecumbe - Rated R by Faith L. Duncan; honorable mention: Blueberry Custard Kuchen by Lucy and Molly Ortiz; honorable mention: Blueberry Festival Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette by Rebecca Valentine; people's choice: Double Dutch Cocoa Cake with Blueberry Sauce by Maria Dudzak

Spelling Bee

This event was sponsored by Southeast Fence Specialists, and all winners receive a Blueberry Festival T-shirt. 8 and under: Alex Streitmatter; 9-12: Marco Torres; 13-18: Peter Stanton; adult: Sonia Streitmatter.

Trivia contest

This event was sponsored by Friends of the Library, and all winners receive a Blueberry Festival T-shirt. First place youth: Brendan Stanton, $25; first place adult: Mary Guss, $50.

The Slug Race

Sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game. All winners receive a Blueberry Festival T-shirt. First place: Kadigaan McAlpin, slug "Forest"; second place: Aidan Burke, slug "Bullwinkle"; third place: Katrina and Teagan, slug "Banana".

The Big Slug contest

Sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game. All winners receive a Blueberry Festival T-shirt. First place: Hayden McGarrigan, 39 grams; second place: Katrina and Keri, 38 grams; third place: Aidan Burke, 20 grams.

Pie Eating contest

Sponsored by Bar Harbor Restaurant & Cisco Systems. All winners receive a Blueberry Festival T-shirt. Six and 7-year-olds: Keri Thomas; 8-10 year-olds: Daisha Obermiller; 11-12 year-olds: Jacob Guenther; 13-18 year-olds: Talia Rose; adults: Tim Piazza; Grand champion: Tim Piazza.

Battle of the Bands

This event was sponsored by the Arts Council, and there were 12 participants. Best blueberry song: Dave Lieben, $150 cash; Best overall performance: Baby Shower, $250 cash.

17th Annual Richard Brautigan and Dick Whittaker Trout Fishing in America Poetry Slam and Ode contest

Sponsored by Soho Coho Gallery, Chinook and Company, The New York Cafe, and the Arts Council.

There were 10 participants. First place, Tamara Cahill - The Curious Eat Themselves, novel by John Straley; second place: Steve Palmer - gift certificate to Soho Coho; third place: Mark Jaqua - gift package from Chinook and Company.


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