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To all the visitors and residents of San Juan County who helped with the success of this year’s Photography Department at the San Juan County Fair.
First—I’d like to mention the participants (far too many to list individually), not only those who received ribbons, but the unrecognized photographers who took the time to take, process, frame, and display the nearly 350 images these folks felt should be shared with the countless fair goers.
Second—I’d like to thank those volunteers and judges who spent time setting up the display, manning the booth, and supporting us throughout the fair.
Special thanks go out to: Sonda Earley, Rebecca Parks, Ray Sheffer, Tim Dustrude, Scott Rasmussen, David and Nancy Honeywell, Mark Gardner, Karen Woldveldt, Deanna Jenkins, Cynthia Brast, John Sinclair, John Boyd, Donna Dyer, Deborah Goelzer, Steven K. Roberts, plus Allison, Kathleen, and Jennifer (who were provided to us by the folks at the Fair Office).
Third —I like to thank the local businesses who contributed prizes for the entry winners:
Charles at Kung Fu Pizza and the China Pearl, Meghann at Browne’s Home Center, Donny at Ace Hardware, Debi at the Hard Drive Cafe, Cecil at Radio Shack, and Cindy at Gourmet Galley for their contributions.
Fourth—The folks who took the time to view the entries and those who voted for the People’s Choice.
I should also mention the winners of the Best in Show (one award for the Competitive Entries, the other for the Open competition:
Mark D. Gardner and Jenni Merritt; Best in Class (Open, Portrait) Peter Wangoe Sr., Best in Class (Competitive, Nature & Wildlife) Rebecca K. Smith. Best in Class (Open, Pet and Farm Animal) Desiree Ann D’nabana, and Best in Class (Open Youth, Still Life) Eden Light; and the four People’s Choice winners Allison Dragon, Michael Herko, Monika Wieland, and Judy Chovan.
Miles Crossen, SJC Fair Photography superintendent