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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

School art vote at Saturday's Farmer's Market to select logo


An art contest will be held this Saturday at the Goldendale Farmer’s Market at Ekone Park. Entries from 30 high school students in Scott Gray’s art class will be voted on by the public, and the winning piece will be adopted as the Market’s official logo, and will be put on display at the Sea-Tac airport.

The Washington State Farmer’s Market association has asked all of the separate markets within the state to design their own identifying logos, and Goldendale Farmer’s Market board members approached Gray during the school year with an idea for an art project that would also generate public attention for the weekly event that runs from early May into September. Guidelines were established with the students in regards to what the Market board was looking for, and students proceeded with guidance from Gray.

Board member Sand Lamoreux said “Getting school kids involved in the Market seemed like a good way to grab the interest of parents as well. We felt that having Market customers vote for the winner was a good way to involve the community.”

Prize money will be awarded to the top three contestants; $115 for first place, $60 for second, and $30 for third. The cash prizes were donated by Wesley’s Ranch, Granny’s Bloomers, Prairie Wind Organics, and the Lefever Holbrook Ranch. It is hoped that the artwork will be on display this week at various local businesses, but as of press time, that was not yet set in stone. It is hoped that the art contest could become a yearly event at the Market.

To view the artwork and vote for a winner, and possibly purchase some locally grown food while you’re at it, attend this Saturday’s Market, at Ekone Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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