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Blueberry postcard

Slugs race for the finish line during Saturday's annual Slug Races.

Saturday marked the 37thannual Blueberry Arts Festival, organized by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. The festival includes a full weekend of activities that starts with a parade and art show Friday, and ends Sunday with a poetry contest and the closing night of Gigglefeet Dance Festival.

Most of the events were on Saturday. KRBD’s Leila Kheiry and Sarah Cuiksa attended the festival that day and offer this audio postcard.

A partial list of contest winners follows. More results will be available Tuesday, when the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council staff returns from a well-deserved day off.

BLUEBERRY ARTS FESTIVAL JURIED ART SHOW:
First Place: Jill Mandt

Eva shows off her slug, Princess, during Saturday's Big Slug contest.

Second Place: Lisa Lemay Doyon
Third Place: Emily Rusio
Honorable Mention: Sandy Shepard
People’s Choice: Ella Hillberry
Youth First Place: Patrick Rauwolf
Youth Honorable Mention: Ella Hillberry

BEST BLUEBERRY DISH
First Place: Jean Bartos
Second Place: Eric Riemer
Third Place: Edleweiss Serlin
Honorable Mention: Amy Carson, Kathie Johnson

BEARD & MUSTACHE CONTEST
Wild Man: Doug Perry
Best Artistic Presentation: Allen Bolima
People’s Choice: Sitka ’s Tex
Honorable Mention: Hunter Davis
Bar Napkin Award: Griff Morey

Contestants get a face full of pie during the Blueberry Pie Eating Contest.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS
First Place: Maybe We’re Dead
Best Blueberry Song: Wampa Skin Boots
Honorable Mention: Prince of Whales

HALIBUT HAIKU & POETRY SLAM
First Place: Deborah Hayden
Second Place: Chris Pillsbury
Haiku Winner: Sarah Harpold

 

 

 

Buck Up Little Camper practices before Saturday's Battle of the Bands.

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