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2020 Virtual SilverArts Winners

We announced our 2020 Virtual SilverArts winners at our recent drive-in Senior Games & SilverArts Ceremonies in Siler City & Pittsboro. See the full list of winners in each category by clicking on the boxes below. (To see the individual entries, click here.)

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2020 Senior Games & SilverArts Sponsors

Literary Arts Winners

Life Experiences

Gold Medal and Crowd Pleaser:
“Birthday Travels” – Al Capehart

Poem

Gold Medal:
“Touch” – Margie Emshoff
Silver Medal:
“Fishing Allure” – Bill Hubbard

Crowd Pleaser:
“Fishing Allure” – Bill Hubbard

Short Story

Gold Medal and Crowd Pleaser:
“Venereal Eclipse” – Jean Templeton

 

Performing Arts Winners

Instrumental Solo

Gold Medal:
Daniel Hadley - Original Piece "7th Movement of American Moon Experiences"

Silver Medal:
Ruth Slates, Original Piece "The Canine Conundrum Rag"


Vocal Solo

Gold Medal:
Don Lein, Song by Irish Tenors called “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears" (piano accompaniment by wife, Marian)

Crowd Pleaser Award:
Ruth Slates, Original Piece "The Canine Conundrum Rag"

 

Visual Arts Winners

Acrylics

Gold Medal:
Seed Time - Jan Gibson

Silver Medal:
Summer at the Haw – Dawn Streets

Bronze Medal:
Horses - Albie Horn

Crowd Pleaser:
Seed Time - Jan Gibson

Mixed Media

Gold Medal & Crowd Pleaser:
100% Cotton - Diana Lafferty

Oil

Gold Medal:
Basking in the Light – Jan Gibson

Silver Medal:
Nature's Majesty – Linda Stensvad

Crowd Pleaser:
Basking in the Light – Jan Gibson

Photography

Gold Medal:
Waterfalls - Mark Herboth

Silver Medal:
Sanctuary - Michael Stano

Crowd Pleaser:
Waterfalls - Mark Herboth


Watercolor

Gold Medal & Crowd Pleaser:
Blue Heron – Evangeline Cathcart

 

Heritage Arts Winners

Crocheting

Gold Medal:
Spring has Sprung – Phyllis Blair

Silver Medal:
Bougainvillea Tote Bag - Christine Degraffenreidt

Bronze Medal:
Purse - Shirley Maxim

Crowd Pleaser:
Spring has Sprung – Phyllis Blair

Knitting

Gold Medal:
Child's hat and mittens – Connie Antonelli

Silver Medal:
Cable Afghan - Sigi Markworth

Bronze Medal:
Some Time Alone - Z LeBlanc

Crowd Pleaser:
Some Time Alone - Z LeBlanc

Needlework:

Gold Medal:
Herringbone Happening – Z LeBlanc

Silver Medal:
Butterflies on Parade – Ruth Chudy

Bronze Medal:
Native Sphere - Nansi Greger-Holt

Crowd Pleaser:
Native Sphere - Nansi Greger-Holt


Pottery

Gold Medal and Crowd Pleaser:
White Vine - Diana Lafferty

Quilting (Machine –Stitched)

Gold Medal:
Coronavirus - Nansi Greger-Holt

Silver Medal:
Celtic Knot Table Runner - MaryLou Mackintosh

Crowd Pleaser:
Coronavirus - Nansi Greger-Holt

Tole/Decorative Painting

Gold Medal & Crowd Pleaser:
Lisa’s Angel - Albie Horn

Woodcarving

Gold Medal & Crowd Pleaser:
Pelican - Jay LeBlanc

Woodturning

Gold Medal & Crowd Pleaser:
Candle holder - Mark Herboth

Woodworking

Gold Medal & Crowd Pleaser:
Children's book stand/play table - Jay LeBlanc

 

Read more about our shift to drive-in ceremonies for 2020 from the Chatham News + Record: https://www.chathamnewsrecord.com/stories/chatham-county-nc-senior-games-wrap-up-with-socially-distanced-celebrations,6250

Above: Pics from the Senior Games/SilverArts Drive-In Ceremonies at the Western Chatham Senior Center on July 22, 2020 and the Eastern Chatham Senior Center on July 30, 2020. 

2020 Friends of Senior Games

Christine DeGraffenriedt

Nansi Greger-Holt - In Memory of Grace & George Greger

George Greger-Holt - In Memory of Dody Holt

Evangeline Cathcart - In Memory of Robert Cathcart

Bill Powers 

Linda Stensvad

Albie Horn - In Honor of Lisa Horn

Betty Wilson - In Memory of Bianca Wilson

Judith Simmons

Connie Antonelli - In Honor of Lou Antonelli

Glenn Borie

Lilian Pruett - In Honor of Jim Pruett

Dan Tunstall

David Marty

Dawn Streets

Dennis Streets

Mary Anne Kendall - In Honor of CL Kendall 

Lewis Fields

Glenn Borie

Marilyn Harrison

Jennifer Gregory

Nancy Bennett

Margie Emshoff

Mike Bennett

Al Capehart - In Honor of Carolyn Townsend

Michael Flanary

Official Senior Games Sports

Official SilverArts Categories

Golf                
Football Throw
Softball Throw
Cornhole          
Tennis
Table Tennis
Disc Golf

Archery
Basketball Shoot
Bowling
Cycling
Track and Field
Fun Walk
Swimming
Bocce
Croquet
Horseshoes
Pickleball

Heritage Arts

Basket Weaving
Crocheting
Jewelry
Knitting
Needlework
Pottery (throw and hand-built)
Quilting (hand-stitched and machine-stitched)
Stained Glass
Tole/Decorative Painting
Weaving
Woodcarving
Woodturning
Woodworking

Literary Arts

Essays (non autobiographical)
Life Experiences
(autobiographical)
Poems
Short Stories (fictional)

Performing Arts

Comedy/Drama
Dance
Line Dance
Instrumental
Vocal
Cheerleading

Visual Arts

Acrylics
Drawing
Mixed Media
Oil
Pastels
Photography
Sculpture
Watercolor

The Senior Games wellness and prevention program seeks to keep the body, mind and spirit fit while also fostering enjoyment with friends, family, spectators and volunteers. Seniors age 50 or better are eligible to participate. Call Liz Lahti, Chatham Senior Games, Local Coordinator, 919-542-4512 ext. 228 or liz.lahti@chathamcoa.org.


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