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Local boy art contest winner

Nine young people from around the state won top honors in this year’s poster design contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics, in the Department of Transportation. The top three entries, in three different age groups, now advance to the National Aviation Art Contest for judging in Washington, D.C.

Junior Category (ages 6 to 9):

First place: Seth Carlson, Oshkosh.

Second place: Lydia Moffitt, Winneconne.
Third place: Harry Schneider, Plymouth (above).
Intermediate Category (ages 10 to 13):
First place: Emma Andersen, Sheboygan.
Second place: Edie Redwine, Milwaukee.
Third place: Erika Pulukchu, DePere.
Senior Category (ages 14 to 17):
First place: Tracy Van Meter, Nekoosa.
Second place: Maddy Van DeHey, DePere.
Third place: Lauryn Wiorek, Hales Corners.

First place winners have the option of selecting a $100 art supply gift certificate or an airplane ride for two as their prize. Second and third place winners receive a $75 and $50 art supply gift certificate, respectively.

The Wisconsin winning works of art will be judged with entries from across the country in the three age groups. The first, second and third place national winners, in each age group, will receive a certificate, ribbon and framed reproduction of their artwork. In addition, they will advance to the international competition for worldwide judging in Switzerland.

New this year, one poster in each category received an honorable mention from the Bureau of Aeronautics. That recognition goes to: Marlayna Gonnering of Oshkosh; Kathy Bierhals of Gillett; and Paul Salsieder of Muskego.

The winning posters can be viewed on the DOT’s website (

Food’s story at Maywood fair

What’s your food’s story? Join Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs as she presents “A Story on Every Plate” at Maywood’s Local Food for Global Thought event Saturday, Feb. 22. Conroy will trace the store of the foods on several different plates to identify and connect with the experiences of growing or acquiring foods. Her presentation beings at 10:30 a.m.

Conroy’s presentation is a feature of this year’s local food event which is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free; donations at the door are appreciated to defray event costs.

Over 25 local food producers, farms, and local food resources will have tables at the event. Several local caterers and restaurants will be selling food at the event. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms will provide information about their subscription programs for the upcoming growing season. Many local farms and producers of eggs, meat, poultry, honey, herbs, bakery, fruit, and vegetables will have items available to sample or purchase. A children’s seed planting activity will be available throughout the day.

Maywood held its first local food fair in 2008. This year’s event includes many returning vendors and several first-time vendors including Fleck’s Curbside Grill, one of the area’s food trucks. To encourage a focus on local food, all food producers are from within 50 miles of Sheboygan. Additionally, participating restaurants and caterers make use of local food suppliers.

For additional information about Local Food for Global Thought, please call (920) 459-3906, or email Maywood is located at 3615 Mueller Rd. in Sheboygan.

Ellwood H. May Environmental Park, commonly known as Maywood, is committed to its mission of promoting environmental stewardship through real life experiences. Sheboygan’s largest city-owned park includes an ecology center, hiking and cross-country ski trails, wildlife viewing areas, an arboretum, a rain garden, and a hummingbird garden. The park and its trails are open to the public year-round, free of charge. Maywood also offers programs for schools and the public, summer camps, aquatic studies and water monitoring, astronomy observation, bicycle tours, guided walks and outings, a hands-on environmental lab, nature crafts, and outdoor workshops. Support for Maywood comes from the City of Sheboygan, public grants, and The Environmental Park Trust of Sheboygan County through voluntary donations, bequests and annual fund drives.

 Correction 

An article in the Feb. 11 Review on the Plymouth Farmers Market incorrectly reported that Carrie Caselton Lowe is with the Sheboygan County Interfaith Coalition. She is a farmer for the Glacial Hills Community Farm and working for the downtown farmer’s market initiative.

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