Loretta McNeil of Port McNeill accepts the trophy for top adult crafter at the closing award ceremonies of the 2011 Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair at Port Alice Arena Sunday

Port Alice puts the fun in Fall Fair

PORT ALICE - Annual Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair features fun, food, entertainment and prizes

PORT ALICE — Local artist Elizabeth Greskovits claimed the Grand Entry trophy for her needlepoint creation Sunday, highlighting the awards ceremony that brought to a close the two-day Mount Waddington Fall Fair at the local arena.

The fair featured food, entertainment, door prizes, displays of gardening, sewing, art and photography, and numerous booths from both businesses and public civic organizations. On Saturday afternoon, World Suicide Prevention Day was recognized with a one-hour, kite-flying demonstration on the open school field behind the arena.

The Grand Aggregate trophies for top combined point totals for all entries went to Brenda Fleeton of Port Hardy for adults, to Jodie Korhonen of Port Hardy for teens, and to Taryn Walker of Port McNeill in the children’s class.

Other top trophy winners included:

Best Gardener: Jim and Nancy Onion, Hyde Creek

Best of Kitchen: Brenda Fleeton, Port Hardy

Best Photographer (photo): Carol Prescott, Port Alice

Best Photography (collection): tie, Carol Prescott, Port Alice, and Brenda Fleeton, Port Hardy

Perpetual Palette (art): Dan Nordin, Port McNeill

Best Crafter (adult): Loretta McNeil, Port McNeill

Best Crafter (teen): Jodie Korhonen, Port Hardy

Best Crafter (child): Madison Van Will, Port McNeill

Community Involvement: Port Alice

School Participation: Sea View Elementary, Port Alice

Best Booth: Ministry of Forests/Western Forest Products

 

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