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“Best of Augusta” Photo Contest

By Gay Eskew

Ta-da! What is the “Best of Augusta”? What is the “draw” to the town? What makes it unique? People have different answers. One may mention events like the Candlelight Christmas Walk, the Harvest Festival parade, or watching the artists paint at the Plein Air.

Depending on your interests, it could be various experiences in Augusta, such as riding the Katy Trail, enjoying a glass of wine on the patio, riding a gator on the streets, finding a special item in one of the shops, or playing a game on the local ballfield. Residents appreciate the quietness, the friendly neighbors, the old-fashioned quaintness of a small town from yesteryear. Without a grocery store, it gives new and practical meaning to “borrowing a cup of sugar.”

The elementary school students look forward to “field trips” to the library for books and crafts; to the local farm for apple picking and pumpkins; to the town playground; or to take photos for the kids’ photo contest.

What is your favorite event, experience, or place in the Town of Augusta? Shoot photos of the various events, depicting their highlights. Discover and snap a new perspective of a place in Town: the Harmonie Verein gazebo, the Jackson Street entrance arbor, the “Train Station Stop” on the Katy Trail, or anything else that catches your eye.

The “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest committee will continue to accept photographs for postcards through July without formal prizes. More than one entry may be submitted after May 7th to July 31st. A modest stipend will be offered for the postcard selections. The final postcard choices will be decided in early August and introduced at the Augusta Harvest Festival in September. For additional information and entry forms, go to www.townofaugustamo.org.