Winners of drawing contest named

by Ellen Corker

Remember those blank pages in the Feb. 1 edition of The Newnan Times-Herald?

“When it rains it pours,” as the old saying goes. After a string of problems and delays because of the January winter storm while trying to print and deliver newspapers, we ultimately had a machine break — the piece of equipment used to make printing plates for our press. As we were about to print that Saturday’s edition, there was no way to make any more plates.

The result? Two blank pages in the paper.

After a big, collective sigh, it was time to make lemonade out of lemons and have some fun.

The Times-Herald’s readers were invited to enjoy the white space and draw or paint that masterpiece they’ve always had in the back of their mind.

Readers were invited to submit their creations to the newspaper offices on Jefferson Street in Newnan, and we are sharing the best ones from three age categories today.

Winning in the youth category are the “co-creations” of Newnan youngsters Sophia Watruba, age 7, and of Billy Watruba, age 6.

In the high school age group, the winner is the creation of Regina Bauer, age 16, a student at Northgate High School. Her drawing is titled, “Aion: Songweaver,” based off a character in the online fantasy MMORPG website.

In the adult division, the winner is the submission of Thomas Bagby of Sharpsburg, who created a very realistic version of a Times-Herald front page header with a winter scene and thoughts of what headlines might have been included on those pages.

Each will receive a cash prize for their efforts.



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