Organizers for the Sequim Irrigation Festival selected Julia Reandeau’s art for the festival’s annual button contest where she won multiple prizes including a limo ride. Julia said she has “good memories of going to the carnival and meeting with friends and eating elephant ears” each year. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Organizers for the Sequim Irrigation Festival selected Julia Reandeau’s art for the festival’s annual button contest where she won multiple prizes including a limo ride. Julia said she has “good memories of going to the carnival and meeting with friends and eating elephant ears” each year. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Fifth-grader follows Yellow Brick Road for festival contest

This year, 11-year-old Julia Reandeau can enjoy rides at the annual carnival thanks to the Sequim Irrigation Festival.

The Helen Haller Elementary fifth-grader in Eric Danielson’s class won the festival’s button design contest over 212 other designs from students in grades 1-5 at Haller, Greywolf Elementary, Olympic Peninsula Academy, Five Acre School and various homeschool programs.

As is tradition, she enjoyed a limo ride provided by 7 Cedars Casino and lunch at The Oak Table Cafe courtesy of Liz Parks, owner/broker of RE/MAX Prime. She invited three friends, Cayden Corbin, 10, Kenzie Worley, 10, and Andrew Keeler, 11, for the experience.

Along with the ride and lunch, she received several festival incentives, like a free bracelet to the carnival and her own car to ride in the May 11 Grand Parade. This will be her first time in the parade and she’s excited and has a good feeling “my parents are going to yell and embarrass me as I go by.”

Julia said she didn’t think she’d win but her majestic scene of the sun peeking over the Olympic Mountains onto the city’s grain elevator landmark and one of the area’s many barns along with the Yellow Brick Road won judges over.

The Sequim Irrigation Festival celebrates its 124th year May 3-12 with the “Wizard of Oz” theme “Sequim 124 — There’s No Place Like Home.” For more information visit www.irrigation festival.com.

Above: For the 124th Sequim Irrigation Festival, 11-year-old Julia Reandeau’s art was chosen for buttons to be sold around the community. Image by Julia Reandeau

Above: For the 124th Sequim Irrigation Festival, 11-year-old Julia Reandeau’s art was chosen for buttons to be sold around the community. Image by Julia Reandeau

More in News

Holiday traced to new cases of COVID-19

A total of 11 new COVID-19 cases were tallied on the North… Continue reading

Peninsula College reels from new rule aimed at international students

About 60 international students enrolled at Peninsula College for the fall quarter… Continue reading

Three new COVID-19 cases in Clallam County

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Clallam County, bringing… Continue reading

WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips

Health officers work with schools for safe reopening

North Olympic Peninsula health officials have been working with school administrators this… Continue reading

Peninsula College hosts online series, ‘Conversations Toward a Culture of Justice’

Creating a safe space for conversation and dialog during an unprecedented moment… Continue reading

Jamestown S’Klallam hotel in last stages

Workers were putting finishing touches on the new five-story 7 Cedars Hotel… Continue reading

Confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at 87 on Peninsula

Clallam and Jefferson County health officials were working to trace contacts of… Continue reading

Police blotter — July 8, 2020

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of… Continue reading

Most Read