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Local SEAK Fair prize-winners

Creative locals won a number of prizes for their exhibits at the Southeast Alaska State Fair earlier this month in Haines.

Sharon Filyaw won first place for the professional division of fiber arts for her pine needle basket and sculpture. The sculpture won department and class choice. Jayden Greenfield also won first in his class for a pine needle basket.

Barbara Bailey won first place and class choice for her quilt, titled “Stars Over Bali,” and Deb Anderson placed third for her quilt, “Blackbird.”

Peggy Kennedy entered 10 submissions for creative writing and came back with several awards. She won second prize ribbons for “The Song of Arthur” and “Night,” and third place for “Lark Rise,” “The Sign of the Comet” and “Revelation.”

Tracy Allen Nesbit sent in several submissions for the photography category, including a lifestyle/culture piece and a landscape photo. She won second prize for an untitled piece of work, and third place in the series category.

Kimberly Baxter and Matthew Gardner of Craig won second-prize for pie cherries, zucchini squash and beans. Patrick Gardner, also of Craig, won two second-prize and five third-prize ribbons for various vegetables.

Jo-Anne Pearson-Johnson of Klawock won second prize for a water color painting.

Some of the winning submissions were sent on to the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, which starts Thursday, Aug. 21.

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