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Winter carnival organizers call event a success
Feb 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer
The 2012 Wild West Winter Carnival came to a close this weekend with the remote control car races at the Wind River Casino. The contest was sponsored by Hammer Electronics, The Webwright and Wind River Casino.
WWWC president Kathy Kenyon is pleased with this year's carnival turnout.
"There were thousands of spectators and participants, as well as all the wonderful sponsors and volunteers that contributed to the events," Kenyon said. "With the contributions of sponsors, and the many volunteers that contributed the many hours, these events would not have been a success."
Results from some of the event's many activities are listed below.
Fishing derby top finishers
First -- Cory Bauer, 6 pounds, 11 ounces
Second -- Bryan Bauer, 6 pounds, 9 ounces
Third -- Rich Rogers, 5 pounds, 9 ounces
Fourth -- Chuck Adams, 5 pounds, 1 ounces
First -- Terry Sparks, 10 pounds, 3 ounces
Second -- Shannon Michaels, 9 pounds, 10 ounces
Third -- Terry Sparks, 9 pounds, 8 ounces
Fourth -- Kris Davis, 9 pounds, 7 ounces
First -- Mac Jarvis, 4 pounds, 13 ounces
Second -- Jack Wiggins, 4 pounds, 10 ounces
Third -- Greg Shepherd, 4 pounds, 5 ounces
Fourth -- Beau Jarvis, 4 pounds, 2 ounces
First -- Clayton Romfo, 11 pounds, 14 ounces
Second -- Boyd Chavez, 10 pounds, 1 ounce
Third -- Clayton Romfo, 9 pounds, 10 ounces
Fourth -- James Harbuz, 9 pounds, 7 ounces
First -- Doug Bauer, 1 pounds, 13 ounces
Second -- David Coffee, 1 pounds, 11 ounces
Third -- Terry Sparks, 1 pounds, 11 ounces
Fourth -- Micke Hughes, 1 pounds, 9 ounces
David Coffee won over Terry Sparks by earliest time of weigh-in. More than 325 people participated in the fishing derby.
Ice sculpting winners
First -- "Mayan King" by Kami Jordan and Eric Fabrizius
Second -- "Mayan Mask" by Jon, Rayne and Jack Faubion
Third -- "Special Heart" by Kali Funk, Lexus and Josh Oakes
First -- "Flipper" by Shannon and Julie Watts
Second -- "Itzel Praying" by Hiller and Friends
Third -- "For Everyone (Cross)" by Krystal Miller
First -- "Lizzie" by Chris Archer
Second -- "Playboy" by Randy Archer
Third -- "Dog and His House" by Georgia Davis, Sue Peters and Courtney Bohlender
Coloring contest winners
First -- Aryana Jacques
Second -- Wyatt Frazier
Third -- Julia Laidlaw
Fourth -- Alex Sekely
First -- Annabelle Backus
Second -- Priscilla Backus
Third -- Merle Oldman
Fourth -- Paige Schooner
First -- Bailey Baxter
Second -- Lauren Nells
Third -- Ashley Steffen
Fourth -- Lisa, Shoshoni
Top three paintings at the Quick Draw event
Colleen Drury -- $370
Eugene Ridgely -- $290
Glenda Ramsey -- $279
Ron Gregory, treasurer of the Riverton Artist Guild, was excited about the participation in this year's Quick Draw event.
"We made more money than last year and we felt like everyone really enjoyed themselves," Gregory said. "We have also
decided that for next year, there will be two scholarships as opposed to one."
Sales from the paintings totaled $3,576.
The 2012 Wild West Winter Carnival King and Queen were Dan and Amy McDonald.
Georgia Davis was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for the Winter Carnival. Kenyon said Davis is a major volunteer who has helped maintain the WWWC since 1989.
"Her generous contributions of volunteering to the organization helped promote the success of each event," Kenyon said. "Georgia is a past queen and has held all the offices. Her devotion with the Winter Carnival continues through the years. We appreciate everything she has done and could not have had a successful event this year without her."
Kenyon said that even as the 2012 Wild West Winter Carnival comes to a close, many of the volunteers are working on ideas for next year's events.