Monday, July 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Artistic talent on display

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THE BLANKENSHIP CHILDREN collect prizes for their winning entries in the Mountain Democrat Coloring Contest. Mimi Escabar, Mountain Democrat features editor, left, shows one of the winning entries as Melisa Clark, Placerville Natural Foods Co-op store manager, hands out the prize bags from the store. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

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From page B2 | December 20, 2013 |

To see some great examples of the artistic talent that exists in El Dorado County, stop by the Placerville Natural Foods Co-op at 535 Placerville Drive in Placerville.

The winning entries in the Mountain Democrat Coloring Contest are on display along with the other entries. The art will be on display until mid-January.

The enthusiastic winners received their prizes at a special party at the Mountain Democrat on Monday. Family and friends watched as each winner was recognized and oohed and awed at the creativity and effort put into each piece.

Ian Balentine, Mountain Democrat advertising director and Patrick Ibarra, Mountain Democrat managing editor, welcomed the crowd and awarded the gifts and money to each winner.

The winners in the 6 and under age group were: third, Anthony Gumina, 6, Placerville; second, Gabriella Blankenship, 5, Placerville; and first, Mia Evans, 5, Diamond Springs.

The winners in the 7 to 9 age group were: third, Jordan Bogar, 8, Placerville; second, Paris Blankenship, 8, Placerville; and first, Lauren Blankenship, 7, Placerville.

The winners in the 10 to 12 age group were: third, Emma Certiberi, 11, Pollock Pines; second, Autumn Fowler-Vogal, 12, Camino; and first, Daniel Bogar, 10, Placerville.

The Placerville Natural Foods Co-op was again the co-sponsor of the coloring contest and Melisa Clark, Placerville Natural Foods Co-op store manager, and Mikey Kaiserman from the co-op, were on hand for the festivities.

There were many wonderful entries this year and the time and thought that the coloring contestants put into their entries impressed the judges who took a long time in selecting the winners.

The entries were judged on originality, neatness and imagination.

Judging the contest this year were: Jody Franklin, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce director of tourism; and Candace Bahns, Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, instructional assistant, computer.

Bahns, a first-time judge, was very impressed with the entries and how each artist made individual touches to make the work original.

“The use of glitter and other decorations was wonderful,” said Bahns.

The winners in each age category earned $75 from the Mountain Democrat and a gift bag filled with prizes and certificates from the Placerville Natural Foods Co-op.

Second place won $25 from the Mountain Democrat and a gift bag filled with prizes and certificates from the Placerville Natural Foods Co-op and third place won $10 and a gift bag filled with prizes and certificates from the Placerville Natural Foods Co-op.

The co-op also provided the refreshments for the awards party.

The co-op provides the community with natural foods, certified organic produce and meat, organic milk and milk products, vegan meat substitutes, natural vitamins and supplements, organic canned and frozen foods, gluten free and raw foods, natural beauty items, natural cleaning items, natural pet foods and more.

There is also a deli with a selection of sandwiches, breads, baked goods and cheeses, most produced locally, plus, fresh, store made soup and a number of other hot, ready to eat main dishes to take home.

Clark invited everyone to stop by the store to see the art.

For more information call 530-621-3663.

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