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Arts Council sponsors birdhouse contest

by Maureen Dosier | Lawrence County Arts Council

There’s some new real estate being exhibited at the Lawrence County Library for our fine feathered friends due to the first Functional Homemade Birdhouse Contest sponsored by Lawrence County Arts Council.

Each artist showed his or her creativity and carpentry skills with their own diverse interpretation of a handmade birdhouse. Judging was tough since they were all wonderful and each one would be a welcome addition to any garden.

Congratulations to Emily Davis, age 7, who won first prize for her embellished schoolhouse complete with a desk, alphabet block and flag. In the adult division, Kevin Sparks won first prize for a huge primitive A-frame multiplex birdhouse complete with balconies fenced off with rusty nails and barbed wire and smaller birdhouses on posts. Jerry Hazlett won second prize for his whimsical crooked birdhouse complete with a mossy stone path, rusty gardening tools, a small gathering basket and even a ladybug.

Many thanks to all the talented artists who entered.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these uniquely wonderful birdhouses, contact Maureen Dosier at 638-1010 and be sure to visit the library this month to enjoy the exhibit.

The Lawrence County Arts Council wants to remind all talented residents to get their entries for the Septemberfest Art Contest ready. The deadline is Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Lawrence County Arts Council is sponsoring a poetry contest, open to all ages, in honor of 9/11 and our soldiers. The theme will be patriotism. All entries must be submitted by Saturday, Sept. 20, to the Lawrence County Library between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please remember neatness counts and to include your name, age and phone number with your poem. There will be ribbons awarded in each age division and the poems will be on display for the month at the library.

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