Sweet victory for guitar winners

Coming together through music and art: Dusty Harris, 4, Fleet Leahy, 2, Boe Leahy, 6, and Tanner Harris, 7, participated in the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival decorative guitar competition. Photo by Steve Huntley

Nine talented people have proven they have an artistic flair for creating outstanding designs, after being named the winners of the decorative guitar competition at the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival.

More than 60 guitars were painted, decorated and displayed in store windows for passers-by to marvel at.

All winners received a voucher from the festival committee, which they can present to local businesses, who must honor the voucher and then send it back to the committee for reimbursement.

As for the winners, Finlay Bachelor, Anil Whiting and Isabella Louttit took the top spots for the 5-12 age group.

In the 13-17 age bracket, Jade Rourke, Lincoln Bohn and Bindhi Stewart were the talented winners.

Stacey Siede, Maryann Jenkins and Kristine Briggs triumphed in the adult category (over 18).

Dave Callanan, festival committee member and coordinator of the decorative guitar contest, said the contest would not have been so successful without the help of volunteers.

“A big thank you to Patricia Rowe who organized guitar painting sessions during the school holidays, to the Echuca library who organized these sessions and to all the volunteers who helped transport the guitars to the stores”, he said. -he declares.

Rochester Miter 10, who donated the wood for the guitars, and the members of Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed who fabricated and cut all the guitar blanks were also helpful.

Decorative guitars can now be picked up from retail stores and restaurants where they were displayed.

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