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Winners of the 17th Annual Art of the Avocado contest announced

2-Dimensional Category

First place: “It’s Easy Being Green” – Kim Fiori, Idaho

Second place: “Green Gems” – Joanne Van Doorn, Fallbrook

Third place: “The Perfect Accessory” – Amy Brown, Oceanside

3-Dimensional Category

First place: “Avocado’s Gold Inside” – Peter Sidlaukas, Escondido

Second place: “Avocado Grower” – Lisa Stowers, Fallbrook

Third place: “Baby, Baby” – Ray Camien, Fallbrook

Photography Category

First place: “Fear Me” – Lori Beach, Temecula

Second place: “Birth of an Orchard” – Tony Velez, San Diego

Third place: “Farmers Market Avocados” – Judith Wicka-Ewert, Temecula

Merrill Everett Memorial Award

“Raiders of the Lost Avocado” – Sandy Thornton, San Marcos

George Bamber Memorial Award

“Fallbrook Airvocados” – Amy Walker, Oceanside

Fallbrook Chamber’s Pick

“Heaven Meets Earth” – Malynda Kay, Carlsbad

Holy-Guac-A-Moly Award

“Fallbrook Stamp” – Julie Compton, Fallbrook

Honorary Mayor Award

“It Takes a Thief” – Kim Fiori, Idaho

Avocado Festival Chairman Award

“The Fabric of Fallbrook” – Gretchen Martin, Fallbrook

The community is invited to vote for the People's Choice Award during the month of April at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office as well as the day of the Avocado Festival, Sunday, April 23. The winner will be notified that evening.

The chamber office is at 111 S. Main Ave.

Submitted by Anita Kimzey, event coordinator.


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