Young artists win balloon fest contest

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Seven children won the Sequim Association of Realtors’ first coloring contest for the Sequim Balloon Festival. Winners include, from top left, Flora Walchenbach, 11, tied for first place, ages 9-12; Dustin Greenspane, 11, tied for first 9-12; Benjamin Daniel Wright, 10, second place 9-12; Sarah Cameron, 8, second 5-8; Lillian Ecklund, 7, first 5-8; front left, Ava Fox, 4, first 2-4; Jera Bessey, 2, second 2-4.
Organizers said 77 children entered at the Sequim Safeway. First prize won free entry into the festival plus two guest passes and second prize won art sets. The contest was organized by Deborah Norman and Sheryl Payseno-Burley; judged by Alan Jogerst, Payseno-Burley, Magan Waldron and Kaylene Byrne; with prizes sponsored by Sherry Siegel, Bill Humphrey, Payseno-Burley, Norman, Jim Hardie and Hazel Ault.
Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
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