Popcorn Festival announces 2015 parade, art winners

The Marion Popcorn Festival has announced winners of the 2015 parade and fine arts show.

2015 parade winners included:

  • Civic:
    1) MCI (Marion Correctional Institute)
    2) NCCC (North Central Correctional Complex)
  • Commercial:
    1) River Rock Rehabilitation
    2) Lowe’s
  • Industrial:
    1) Silverline
    2) Whirlpool
  • Youth Professionally Trained:
    1) Diverse Moves Dance
    2) Studio X
  • Marching Units (Bands):
    1) River Valley
    2) Elgin
  • Religious:
    1) Prospect St. United Methodist
    2) Heritage Christian School
  • Youth:
    1) Marion City Schools
    2) Tri-Rivers Career Center
  • Animals/Horses:
    1) Marion County Fair Royalty
    (Only one entry entered in this category)
  • Best Float Professionally Built: Wyandot
  • Best Float Hand-Crafted: Silverline
  • Best of Parade “Crowd Pleaser:” OSU School for the Blind Marching Band

The winners of the 2015 Pop Corn Festival Fine Art Show included:

  • Best of Show: Jonavon Herr

Category Awards:

  • Painting
    First: William Obenour
    Second: Ben Kern
    Third: Alana Finnegan
    Merit: Annette Montis
    Merit: William Obenour
  • Drawing
    First: Jonavon Herr
    Second: Betty Newcomer
    Third: Jonavon Herr
    Merit: Marjorie Wilhelm
    Merit: Ruth Etzwiler
  • Photography
    First: James Hill
    Second: James Hill
    Third: Isabella Smith
    Merit: Marjorie Wilhelm
    Merit: James Hill
  • Mixed-Media
    First: Jesse Raifsnider
    Second: Emily Hooper
    Third: Ken Hildebrand
    Merit: Betty Dutt
    Merit: Steve Roseberry
  • Sculpture
    First: Diana Dutt
    Second: Jesse Raifsnider
    Third: Steve Roseberry
    Merit: Brenda Timmons
    Merit: Tim Gorenflo

MOFAS Award: Zoe Fox

For more on the 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival, you can visit www.popcornfestival.com.

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