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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Eagles honor young artists


Last updated 11/5/2020 at 10:54am

Katie Teachout

Enjoying treats at the Eagles Hall are, from left, Aiden Harris, Abigail Hoffstee, Mackenzie Hoffstee, Mateo Hernandez, Zaiden Najera and Lucas Hoffstee.

RITZVILLE – Little "eagles" enjoyed treats, fun and $75 in cash prizes during a pumpkin-decorating contest at the Eagles Hall Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 28.

Taking first place in the age group 1-3 was Lizzy Gerhardt, followed by Mateo Hernandez in second place.

Among the age group 4-7, Zaiden Najera took first place, with Allie Greer coming in second.

Mackenzie Hofstee came in first place for the 8-10 age group, followed by Abigal Hofstee in second.

Auxiliary member Vonnie Messerschmidt said 36 pumpkins were purchased for the event from Boxwood Home and Garden.

"They gave us a good price, since it was for the Eagles," Messerschmidt said.

The contest was judged by Maynard Lund and Herman Harder, with each child going home with a bag of treats and at least a one-dollar bill.

Children also got to take home hand-made masks given out by Auxiliary member Sharon Oosterich.

"We had a good turn-out," Oosterich said.

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Katie Teachout, Editor

Katie Teachout is the editor of The Ritzville Adams County Journal. Previously, she worked as a reporter at The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, the Oroville Gazette-Tribune, Northern Kittitas County Tribune and the Methow Valley News. She is a graduate of Western Washington University.

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