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Sarasota News Leader June 21, 2013 Page 81 I LOVE SARASOTA BAY PHOTO CONTEST OPEN TO ADULTS, CHILDREN Representatives of the Sarasota Bay Water as well as images of people enjoying water Festival are encouraging photography enthu- sports and recreational activities." siasts of all ages to prepare entries for the I The contest winners from the three age diviLove Sarasota Bay Photo Contest. sions in 2012 were Makeala Frankford of SaraThe winning submissions will be displayed at sota, Mary Lou Johnson of Longboat Key, Victhe regional festival on Saturday, Nov. 2, at toria Holcomb of Sarasota, Kristina Carreras Ken Thompson Park in Sarasota, the festival of Bradenton, Caroline Griffith of Sarasota, has announced. Attendees will have an oppor- Larry George of Lakewood Ranch, Dick Plaff tunity not only to enjoy viewing the entries, of Sarasota, Ronald Hecox of Parrish and Terbut they also will be able to vote on a People's ry Frankford of Sarasota. Makeala is Terry's Choice award winner, a news release notes. granddaughter, the release notes. "The photo contest celebrates the beauty and Other highlights planned for this year's water importance of Sarasota Bay," the release adds. festival include the first Dragon Boat Races on Contest guidelines are posted at sarasotabay- Sarasota Bay, live music, artists selling unique gift items, practical workshops promoting bay-friendly living, dining options presented "Photography is a terrific way to express the by food trucks and local restaurants, vintage emotional connection many people feel about boat displays, activities for youngsters and a Sarasota Bay," said Randy Moore, the festi- multitude of exhibits promoting recreational val director, in the release. "That can include activities associated with Sarasota Bay, the photos of birds, aquatic life and other wildlife release adds. Eagle by Sandy Hedgepeth was a 2012 contest winner. Contributed photo

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