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Seniors sweep Silver Awards

Lincoln County residents triumphed at the Silver Arts Awards celebration in Charlotte on May 10.
Silver Arts, a division of the North Carolina Senior Games, celebrates talent in visual, heritage and literary arts.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games encompasses Lincoln and Gaston counties as well as Mecklenburg.
In the literary arts category, Charles Frank Mize won first place in short story and first place in essay. His wife Libby won second place in poetry and honorable mention in first experience.
The following participants were winners in the heritage arts categories:
Ann Price won first place in basket weaving. Pinkie Mosteller won second place in crocheting.
In the knitting division, Verna Rufini won first place with her jewel tone poncho, and Pink Mosteller won third place with her red knitted sweater.
In the pottery category, Pat Conner’s birdhouse won second place, Betty McCorkle’s birdhouse won third place and Pinkie Mosteller won honorable mention.
In the mixed media category, Pat Conner’s tote bag won second place, and Verna Rufini’s quilted tote bag won honorable mention.
John Smith won first place with his hand crafted shaker boxes in the woodworking category.
In the photography division, Rodney Putnam won second place with his photo “Closer Than We Think.”
The North Carolina Senior Games State Finals will be held Sept. 26 through Oct. 2. First and second place winners are eligible to participate in the event.

Husband and wife Charles and Libby Mize both took home prizes for their literary works. Contributed Photoby Staff Reports

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