Riley Festival congratulates contest winners


The Riley Festival showcased several award-winning entries in its parade last month.File photo The Riley Festival showcased several award-winning entries in its parade last month.

The Riley Festival announced the following as winners in last month’s contests and competitions.

Pumpkin contest

Under 10 category: Caroline Mitchell

11-17 category: Chloe Takach

Over 18 category: Leslie Dickson

Viewer’s Choice: Milan Glumac


First place: Twilight Twirlers

Second place: Bentley’s Buddies

Third place: DAR Brandywine

Little Miss Riley Festival

Alyse Plunkett, Greenfield

Little Mr. Riley Festival

Bentley Thompson, Greenfield.


Sweepstakes: Laney Cooper, Greenfield; Molly Hess, McCordsville; Carty Wiley, New Palestine, Radheka Cherukuru, Greenwood; Bruce Towle, Fishers

Best of Show: Molly Hess, McCordsville, Bruce Towle, Fishers

Professional Division: Gary Cochard, Greenfield

Sponsor’s Award: Ellie Cooper, McCordsville

President’s Award: Angel Yager, Greenfield

Mayor’s Award: Brigette Cook-Jones, Greenfield

Viewer’s Choice: Shelley Pike, Danville

Hollenbaugh Memorial Award: Dominik Kowczur, Greenfield

Home Arts

Baker’s Best: Kristin Smith

Fine Arts

Best of Show Junior Division: Jack Dillon

Best of Show Senior Division: Sandy Hall

Best Use of a Theme Junior Division: Sonja Jahrsdoefer

Best Use of a Theme Senior Division: James Jahrsdoefer

People’s Choice Award: Gale Sturm

Action Memorial Award: Savannah Hardin

Lillian Berry Memorial Award: Larry Sherman

Psi Iota Xi Awards for Children

Children I, Gannon Beechboard

Children II, Sophie Hardin

Intermediate, Savannah Hardin

Poetry Open Mic

First place: April Faulkner, Greenfield

Second place: Natalie Hoefer, Indianapolis

Third place: Jerry L. Williams, Indianapolis

Poetry Written Contest

First place: Kim Robertson, Kokomo “Memories and Honor”

Second place: Stacy Savage, Yorktown “The Bumblebee”

Third place: Steve Ormiston, Oxford, Ohio “Honey Trap”