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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

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

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

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

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

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

David Coffee won over Terry Sparks by earliest time of weigh-in. More than 325 people participated in the fishing derby.

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

Intermediate

First -- "Flipper" by Shannon and Julie Watts

Second -- "Itzel Praying" by Hiller and Friends

Third -- "For Everyone (Cross)" by Krystal Miller

Professional

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

Grades K-1

First -- Aryana Jacques

Second -- Wyatt Frazier

Third -- Julia Laidlaw

Fourth -- Alex Sekely

Grades 2-3

First -- Annabelle Backus

Second -- Priscilla Backus

Third -- Merle Oldman

Fourth -- Paige Schooner

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

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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