Sarge's Photo Contest Winners Announced
The judges have made their decisions and Best In Show, first and second place winners of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s seventh annual Pet Photo Contest have been notified.
"There were lots photos submitted this year that challenged the judges in terms of composition and quality, including a fun mix of animal subjects, use of color and creative captions,” said Beth Brown, co-judge with Ellen Schattie.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Bocelli’s Italian Eatery located at 319 N. Haywood Street in Waynesville.
“Ellen Schattie, owner of Bocelli’s, will provide a large room and refreshments for the winners and their families,” said Brenn Rohman, co-chairperson for the contest. “She has done this for Sarge’s for several years and we appreciate her generosity and involvement. All of the photos will be displayed as everyone enjoys seeing the creativity of the entrants as well as the winning photos in each category.”
The Best In Show winner will receive a gift certificate for professional portraiture from Beth Brown Photography and a $50 gift certificate from Bocelli’s Italian Eatery placed inside a large Sarge tote bag.
First Place winners also receive the tote bags along with a certificate of merit, $25 gift certificate from Bocelli’s and a small treat appropriate for the type of pet in the winning photo. Some treats were donated by Ray Fulp of The Dog House.
Second place winners will take home a certificate of merit and a $15 gift certificate from Bocelli’s.
Following the awards ceremony the photos will be on display in the glass cases on the first floor of the Haywood County Library in Waynesville and at the adoption center.
And the winners are:
Best In Show Jo D’Eramo
First Place Dog Margo Gray
First Place Cat Mary Neill Rogers
First Place Puppy Joel Taylor
First Place Kitten Glen Reese
First Place Other Kira Lee Farrington
First Place Sarge Rescue Buddy & Denne Teague
First Place Under 12 – TIE - Ethan Swayne & Ellen Weaver
First Place Super Shooter Laurie Feichter Frodsham
Second Place Dog Bill Linhares
Seocnd Place Cat Elizabeth Mills
Second Place Puppy Lori Carson
Second Place Kitten Evan Rhinehart
Second Place Other Pam Montgomery
Second Place Sarge Rescue Nancy Bulluck
Second Place Under 12 Lilly Howell
Second Place Super Shooter Mollie Weaver
For more information regarding Sarges and to see photos of pets available for adoption, visit the website at www.sargeandfriends.org.