The project raised $1,000 for the Honor Flight Veterans, providing veterans with an opportunity to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C.

Gratitude and celebration combined for the November 11 ceremony and reception for the Lake Arts Council Patiotic Art Show. 

The project raised $1,000 for the Honor Flight Veterans, providing veterans with an opportunity to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C.

Mary Andeline won Best of Show Honors for her Purple Heart painting.Other winners in the various categories:

Oils and Acrylics: Wayne Doornbosch, 1st Place; Yetta McConnell, 2nd Place; Susan Neese, 3rd Place; Judy Webb, Honorable Mention.

Watercolor and Drawings: Heather Mote, 1st Place; Linda Rhoads, 2nd Place; Mary Andeline, 3rd Place; Don Avey, Honorable Mention.

Mixed Media: Don Avery, 1st Place.

Photography: Kirk Davis, 1st Place; Skip LaRue, 2nd Place; Willis Hoyt, 3rd Place; Leon Wahlbrink, Honorable Mention.

Following presentation of flags by a color guard, the Lake Area Chorale performed a variety of patriotic songs, including a tribute to all the branches of the armed forces.Gunther Skaletz shared his trials and struggles as a World War II forced-labor camp prisoner/survivor.

And for the first time, the program included a Children’s Corner, first place honors going to 5th grader Mia Hope.

Other winners included: Elizabeth Garcia (4th Grade), 2nd Place; Brynn Austin (4th Grade), 3rd Place; Claire Sallee (3rd Grade), Brooklyn Weingart (1st Grade), and Zoey Dixon (4th Grade) Honorable Mention; and participation ribbons for Kade Stoufer (2nd Grade), Jaylee Myers (4th Grade), Jayden Wilkes (4th Grade), Caylen Sanders (4th Grade), Cassidy Willingham (3rd Grade), Prestly Weingart (4th Grade), Elanor Bridges (2nd Grade), and Brystal Austin (2nd Grade).