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