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Cambria Scarecrow Festival prize winners announced

Gandalf the Grey Wizard, by the Massey-Johnson family, guards the entrance to The Painted Lily gallery on Main Street. Gandalf won Best of Show honors in the adult category.
Gandalf the Grey Wizard, by the Massey-Johnson family, guards the entrance to The Painted Lily gallery on Main Street. Gandalf won Best of Show honors in the adult category.

These are the winners of the 2014 Cambria Scarecrow Festival, listed first through third place with scarecrow title, artist name(s) and location. More than 400 scarecrows are on display in Cambria and San Simeon.

Best of Show, adult artist: “Gandalf the Grey Wizard Scarecrow,” the Massey-Johnson family, The Painted Lily.

Best of Show, student: “Hummingbird,” Samuel Light, El Colibri Boutique Hotel and Spa. 

Most Whimsical, adult: “Cameldoodle,” Phil Hauser, Robin’s Restaurant; “Downwind Sid,” Beverly Whitaker; “Peace Pea,” Helice Callier. Student: “Farmer with Produce,” Tyler Send, Centrally Grown; “Bakers Boy,” Anna Reyes; “Chef,” Hunter Plumb, Centrally Grown. 

Most Lifelike, adult: “Alfred,” Beverly Whitaker; “Vincent Van ScareGogh,” Tigg Morales, Cambria Pines Realty; “Elvis Presley — Return to Sender,” Romi and Frank West, Cambria Post Office. Student: “Tourist,” Fidel Figueroa, The Sea Breeze; “Tourist,” Pedro Leonardo, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort; “Tourist,” Jeu Arroyo, Quality Inn. 

Most Unique, adult: “Leshi,” Becky Kincaid, Loree Parral and Walt Andrus, Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve; “Captain de Sal,” Phil Hauser, The Sea Chest; “Hedge Creatures,” Haak Pearson and Sharon Vaughan, Cambria Pines Lodge. Student: “Jester,” Nic Barth, Froggies; “Transparent Man,” Justin Sebring and Kilian Wesemann, Barnes and Associates; “Bride to Be,” Cynthia Cadena, Diva Day Spa.

Most Likely to Scare People (or Crows), adult: “Maleficent,” Kathryn, Jackie and Kurtis, Spellbound Herbs; “Jack,” Fireside Inn Crew, Fireside Inn; “Catrina,” Magda and Joe Markham, Cinnabar. Student: “La Liorona,” Ana Bibiano, The Pit Shop; “Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice,” Ana Cabajal, Hwy 1 Emporium; “Centrally Grown Customer,” Dallas Johnson, Centrally Grown. 

Best Animation: First place tied between “Maria, a Little Girl Mexican Dancer,” Ramona Voge, Creekside Gardens, and “Brian Agua-Delgado and Venado (talking deer),” Mona and Bill Sheppard, Creekside Gardens; “Cambria’s Champion for Water Conservation,” Tom Laycook, Moonstone Cellars; “Rainman,” Katy Doroski, Soto’s Market.

Festival Theme Award: “Doin’ Our Part,” Lissa McConnell, Jenn Greenfield, Michele Pike, Exotic Nature; “The Crow Bar,” Dennis Frahmann and Robert Tieman, Loon Town Books; “Just … Singing for Rain,” Kara Breen, Breen Realty and Vacation Station. Student: “Sally Saver Seahorse,” Madison and Mason Breen, Breen Realty and Vacation Station. 

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