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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 ...

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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 Trout 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 R00; Walleye 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 R00; Ling 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 R00; Catfish 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 R00; Perch 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 R00; David Coffee won over Terry Sparks by earliest time of weigh-in. More than 325 people participated in the fishing derby. R00; Ice sculpting winners Beginner 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 R00; Intermediate First -- "Flipper" by Shannon and Julie Watts Second -- "Itzel Praying" by Hiller and Friends Third -- "For Everyone (Cross)" by Krystal Miller R00; Professional First -- "Lizzie" by Chris Archer Second -- "Playboy" by Randy Archer Third -- "Dog and His House" by Georgia Davis, Sue Peters and Courtney Bohlender R00;R00; Coloring contest winners Grades K-1 First -- Aryana Jacques Second -- Wyatt Frazier Third -- Julia Laidlaw Fourth -- Alex Sekely R00; Grades 2-3 First -- Annabelle Backus Second -- Priscilla Backus Third -- Merle Oldman Fourth -- Paige Schooner R00; Grades 4-5 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 R00; 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.

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