Student's drawing wins Farm Bureau contest

March 09, 1994|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer

Next week, Michelle Middaugh's vision of Carroll County agriculture will be seen in several local restaurants during National Ag Week.

Ms. Middaugh, a 21-year-old pre-med biology major at Loyola College, drew the winning entry in the Carroll County Farm Bureau place mat contest. The mat, to be duplicated this week, will be used by local restaurants March 14-20 as well as during Farm/City Week in November.

Farm Bureau members also expect to use the mats during their annual banquet in October.

The New Windsor resident's pencil drawing, which depicts an outline of the county surrounded by a cow, a tractor and other agricultural symbols, was selected by visitors to Ag Days at Cranberry Mall, Feb. 25-26.

"I just tried to think of a bunch of images that represented agriculture and arranged it," Ms. Middaugh said. "[Drawing] is a hobby for me, and this seemed like a good reason to draw something."

Visitors voted by placing coins in boxes under their favorite place mat among 11 entries displayed at the festival. The money, $131, was donated to Carroll County Food Sunday.

"We were very pleased with the quality of the entries," said Carroll County Farm Bureau secretary Sharon Fritz. The bureau received 20 entries for the contest.

Ms. Middaugh received a fruit basket donated by Jubilee Foods, a $10 certificate from Wakefield Valley Nursery, a $25 certificate from R. D. Bowman and Sons, a $20 certificate from Southern States, a $10 certificate from Cranberry Mall, a $10 certificate toward a meal at Tully's, a $10 certificate toward a meal at Bullock's Airport Inn, a $20 certificate from Snader's Orchards, a free ice cream cake from Hoffman's and two free dinners from Baugher's.

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