The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 22, 1981 · Page 54
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 54

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 22, 1981
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Page 10 The Salina Journal Sunflower Sunday, November 22,1961 Sunday, November 22,1961 The Salina Journal Sunflower Page 11 A number of SUNFLOWER readers helped brighten some Salina children's Christmas celebrations by entering SUNFLOWER'S Second Annual Birthday Contest. Here are the Kansas Profiles Move over, Miss Piggy. Elvira Elephant is waiting in the wings for stardom. Elvira, the creation of Mary Lou laernhagen, Agra, won two first prizes — a tie for first in the stuffed animals category and first in the craftsmanship category - in SUNFLOWER'S Second Annual Birthday Contest. Ms. Isernhagen will receive a total of $100 for her winning entry. Elvira was made from a pattern found at a garage sale. Her overalls and body are made from discarded Jeans and she sports a full complement of crayons in her overalls pocket. Annie Lambert, Smith Center, also is a double win- STUFFED ANIMALS — Winners in the for first; and (front row, from left) Baby Stuffed Animals category were (back row, Bear and accessories by Annie Lambert, from left) Porky the Pig by Mrs. Richard tied for first; Lamb by Kathleen Carman, Swisher, honorable mention, and Elvira honorable mention, and Mama Pig and her Elephant by Mary Lou Isernhagern, tied babies by Mrs. Clarence Hobbs, third. DOLLS — Winners in the Doll category were (top row, from left) "Jenny Doll" by Rita Marie Hughes, second; Raggedy Andy by Cindy Hoover, tied for third, and Work Sock Doll by Mrs. Melvin Thelan- der, tied for third; and (bottom row, from left) Topsy-Turvy doll by Florence Gingles, honorable mention; Sock Doll by Mrs. Bruce Freeman, first, and Raggedy Ann. ORIGINALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP — Winners in the two categories selected by judges — Originality and Craftsmanship — are (back row, from left) — Elvira Elephant by Mary Lou Isernhagen, first in craftsmanship, and "Jenny Doll" by Rita Marie Hughes, second in craftsmanship; (middle row, from left) Porky Pig by Mrs. Richard Swisher, first in originality; Doll and Bed by Barbara Bell, third in craftsmanship, and Baby Teddy Bear by Annie Lambert, second in originality, and (foreground) Clown by Mrs. Ray Weis, third in craftsmanship. ner. Her baby teddy bear, complete with diaper, diaper bag, bib, jacket and bottle, tied for first in the stuffed animals category and won second place in the originality category for a total prize of $75. Mm. Lambert said that because she'd Just hid a baby, the decided the would like to give tome child a "baby" of her own to love. A doll which came with her own bed, sheet, pillow and comforter was a double winner for Barbara Bell, 857 Fairdale. Mrs. Bell's entry won first in the other toys category and third in craftsmanship. Mrs. Bell not only sewed the doll and her accessories, she also assembled and hand-painted the bed. She'll receive $65 for her winning entry. Another double winner was Mrs. Richard Swisher's Porky the Pig, who's made of feed sack material, is stuffed with hose and wears removable overalls. Porky won first in the originality category and an honorable mention in stuffed animals. Mrs. Swisher, Salina Rt. 4, who has made over 70 of the pigs for friends and relatives, will receive $60 for her effort. The other first place winner is Mrs. Bruce H. Freeman, Abilene, whose sock doll, made from an original design, won first in the doll category. Mrs. Freeman will receive $50. Mrs. Rita Marie Hughes, 514 Berkshire Dr., made a big, beautiful "Jenny Doll" and won second prizes in the doll category and the craftsmanship category for a total prize of $50. Sheila DeKnight's unusual stuffed baby block struck Judges as a perfect baby toy and won the $25 second prize in the other toy category. The quilted block has a plastic Easter egg with a bell inside, making the block a safe rattle. Mrs. DeKnight is from Abilene. Mrs. Ray Weiss, Dresden, won two third place prizes — one in the other toy category and one in originality — for her clown doll. She'll receive $30 for her entry. Mrs. Clarence Hobbs, Lincoln, won third place and $15 in the stuffed animal category for her mother pig and four baby pigs. Cindy Hoover, 142 S. llth, tied for third in the doll category for her Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls. She'll receive $15. An unusual work-sock doll made by Mrs. Melvin Thelander, Salina Rt. 3, also tied for third in the doll category. Mrs. Thelander will receive $15. Honorable mention winners were Florence Gingles, Abilene, who made a topsy-turvy doll, and Kathleen Carman, Oakley, who made a small stuffed lamb. They will receive $10 each. Judges were Mary Lou Mitchell, Saline County home economist, and Mrs. Nelda Doss, art teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School. All entries in the contest will be given to the Salvation Army for distribution in their Christmas baskets. And all the entries will be winners when they make a child's Christmas brighter. SUNFLOWER thanks all those who helped us celebrate our second birthday by entering the contest. OTHER TOYS - Winners in the Other Toys category were Clown by Mrs. Ray Weis, third; Doll and Bed Photos by Tom Dorsey by Barbara Bett, first, and the Baby Block by Sheila DeKnight, second.

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