Alexander Karg (back right), who many might recognize from the Taste of Talent finals last summer, finished in second place. Rocky Grove High School student Wild Will Ion (left) came in third. Madison Wakefield (second from left) of Titusville, another Taste of Talent finalist, finished in fourth, followed by tap dancer Bellina Devine (second from right) of Sandy Lake.
The contest was presented by the Franklin Rotary Club and the theatre.
Earlier in the day, the Grumpy Goat Distillery held the annual Franklin on Ice chili cookoff. It was the second time in a row the business stepped up to make the event happen on behalf of the Franklin Fine Arts Council, which sponsors the ice festival. Several businesses and individuals supplied four gallons of chile each. More than $1,000 was raised for future Franklin on Ice efforts.
Chris Carter was second, Smok'd (food truck by George Burns) was third and Jodi Baker-Lewis of Franklin was the runner-up.
“Snowy Owl” by muralist Deac Mong of Franklin won the People's Choice Award in the seventh annual Nature Art Showcase and Sale held Friday and Saturday in the lobby of the Barrow-Civic Theatre.
Tied for runner-up for People’s Choice were “Fox Smelling Daffodil” by Mark Hutchinson of Oil City and "It is Well..." by Jodi Baker-Lewis of Franklin.
The show was sponsored by the Council on Greenways and Trails.