Friday, July 04, 2014

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Creek Days announces competition results

Several competitions were held during Odebolt Creek Days June 21 and 22. Some of the results are as follows:

Trinity Lutheran’s 5k run/ walk winners were as follows (listed in order of first, second and third place):

30 and under women: Kelli Blair, Alayna Wilken and Kelsey Roth.
30 and under men: Justin Blair, Peter Hansen and Clayton Bengford.
31-50 women: Farrah Reik, Tina Zimmerman and Andrea Bengford.
31-50 men: John Weber, Dan Gustafson and Brian Schulz.
51 and over women: Linnea Kjar-Hopp, Deb Loger and Kathy Stehr.
51 and over men: Ben Buehler, Mark Schofield and Bob Auen.

Members of the winning sand volleyball team were Brittany Drost, Brandi Drost, Steven Schroeder, Dylan Bettin, Matt Drost, Quinn Reik and Mark Fertig.

The Pierce Yellow team won the tug of war.

Bean bag toss results were: Big Daddy’s of Carroll, first; Mark Reis and Brodie Veit, second; Colby Hemer and Kyle Wunschel, third; and Brian Pierce and Whitey Pierce, fourth.

Car show winners were Robert Litwiller (1961 Chevy Impala), Mike Licht (1970 Chevy Impala El Camino), Tom Woolridge (Willy Coupe Model 77), Robert Caddell (1939 Chevy Master Deluxe), Wayne Hansen (1969 Plymouth Road Runner), Bob Drilling (1957 Ford T-bird), Deb Etler Anderson (1962 Jaguar), Delby Schmidt (1971 Chevelle), Ed DeVries (1967 Mustang), Banden Staples (1961 Chevy Apache) and Ron Sutton (2011 Dodge Challenger).

Sunday’s barbecue cook-off winners were Colby Hemer and Cole Bengford with their smoked pork loin. Bob Fineran of Ida Grove placed second with his turkey tacos and fixing.

Both teams received gift cards and prizes from area businesses for participating. The public determined the winner of the barbecue contest.

Outdoor photography class offered at Prairie Pedlar

Kirkwood Community College student and Schaller native Audrey Davis will teach an outdoor photography class at the Prairie Pedlar, north of Odebolt, on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1 p. m.

Davis has knowledge of digital cameras and will share advice for beginner photographers. She will cover ways to improve outdoor portraits, focus and balance, natural light, using lash, zooming, shutter speeds, camera settings, shooting in raw format and more.

While at the Prairie Pedlar gardens, individuals will be able to photograph refurbished buildings, landscapes, annual and perennial lowers, water features, statuaries and more during the 60-90 minute program.

The Prairie Pedlar is surrounded by corn and soybean fields and has more than 75 lower and herb display gardens on display. Their seven acres of gardens are loaded with images to capture, and the sanctuary offers a large bow-truss barn, country schoolhouse, granary, gazebo and several other interesting outbuildings.

Remember your digital camera, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along a lawn chair. Bottled water and cookies will be available.

Cost is $20. RSVPs are required for the event by calling local event coordinator Anne Johnson at 712-282-4426 by Aug. 11. The public is invited.

In the event of severe weather, the event will be Sunday, Aug. 17 at 1 p. m.

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