Creative kids highlight 2008 costume contest
BUCKEYE LAKE - This year the kids swept our contest with creativity and style, particularly our winner, Eddie Vacca of Buckeye Lake, who was dressed as a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner. Right on track for second place was Victor Thompson of Fairfield Beach, dressed as Thomas the Train. Baltimore's Austin McClelland cracked third place as a highly original deviled egg.
Naming winners was so difficult this year, we added two honorable mention places, which were awarded to Kimberly Wetherell as Dorothy from Thornville (not Kansas), and Austin Gleason from Thornville, who's all "dressed" up.
For the adults, Buckeye Lake resident Toni McQuillen's snazzy blue gecko outfit "insured" her a first place win, and Jacksontown's Del Latham handily took second place in his very realistic pirate garb.
Congratulations to our winners, and we thank everyone who braved a chilly Tuesday night to participate in this year's contest.