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June 26, 2011
Benny Kenworthy painting the historic Vinton House

Saturday, June 25, was a great day to be in Cambridge City for the 175th Anniversary of their founding.  There were up to 20 artists set up all about town painting/drawing with different mediums and creating wonderfully creative pieces.

Many sang the praises of Bess Sturgis who organized the art portion of the celebration.  Look below for some of the artists and their work. (to see all the artists you can click to go to Go Wayne County’s Facebook site).  Judging began at 2:30 and the winner was to be announced at around 4:30.   The winner of this competition is listed at the end of this article.

Don’t miss the rest of the week’s celebrations.  Today includes the interactive walk through the Riverside Cemetery to meet some famous folks from the past.

Next week will be keystone cops around town putting people in jail who are not wearing their buttons and many more events and activities.  We will keep you updated each day at GoWayneCounty.com.

Ron Mack using oils to paint building 13 on Main Street, Cambridge City
Marilyn Witt using pastels to create her piece

See more visitors from the past in period clothing today during the tour of the Riverside Cemetery.  Jerry Mattheis and his wife Phyllis, who submitted articles for Go Wayne County in print and online for the celebration, toured the town in their garb yesterday.

Jerry Mattheis, in period clothing, stands behind Katherine Mote Shumaker as she uses acrylic for her piece
Diana Yount capturing the allure of the Overbeck home in pastels, also creating from the view was Lynn Johnstone who drew a crowd of children as she created on a tree stump (see her picture on Facebook)

And the winner is

The winner of the “Mick Fowler Cash Purchase Award” commemorating the “Cambridge City 175th Anniversary Celebration” is Betsy Davis of Carthage Indiana.

Her painting of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church will become part of the Cambridge City Public Library History Room Collection.

About the Author KPass

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.

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