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Young winners of Lincoln Times-News
Halloween coloring contest announced

About 200 children entered the Lincoln Times-News first Halloween Coloring Contest.
Judges Donna McMahon and Vici Snyder tackled the task of judging the many entries.
“The hardest group to judge was the nine to 12 age group,” McMahon said. “We hated to eliminate good quality contenders.”
McMahon and Snyder judged the young artists’ works on creativity, neatness, completeness and time spent.
It took almost two hours for the women to choose the winners.
“It’s just heartbreaking,” said Snyder as the entries were weeded out.
Winners in each age group were as follows:

Three- to five-year-olds
Macey Smith, first place
Eric Gunter, second place
Madison Ballenger, third place

Six- to eight-year-olds
Jaeleigh Clark, first place
Lea Thompson, second place
Elizabeth Drum, third place

Nine- to 12-year-olds
Donna Alverson, first place
Madison Homesley, second place
Olivia Fowler, third place

First-place winners won $40; second-place winners received $25; and third-place winners took home $15.
The judges commended all the children who participated in the contest
“Parents should be really proud of their kids and keep encouraging them to draw and be artistic,” said McMahon.
Vici Snyder is past-president of the Lincoln Arts Council and remains a board member. McMahon is a local artist who has taught with the Lincoln Arts Council.
More coloring pages will be printed during the upcoming holidays to encourage a growing relationship between the Lincoln Times-News and the community, said LTN Advertising Manager Wes Grooms.
The Halloween Coloring Contest was hosted by the newspaper and sponsored by Griffin Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Century 21, Lincoln-Gaston Farmers Mutual Insurance, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Cherryville Federal, City of Lincolnton Police Department, S & L Sawmill, The Drug Store and Lincoln Medical Center.by Staff Reports

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