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Petersburg wins 18 blue ribbons at SE Alaska State Fair


September 6, 2018

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Marsha Fernandez's department champion woven bag on display at the library. She also entered the woven baskets category with one winning a blue ribbon and the other winning a judge's choice ribbon. The salve, lip balm, muscle rub and herbal insect repellent were entered into the Southeast State Fair by Andrea Weathers. They each won a blue ribbon, with the salve winning a division champion ribbon.

Petersburg won two department grand champion ribbons and 18 blue ribbons at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines.

Thirty-nine residents submitted art projects, crafts and photography with nearly every entry winning a ribbon.

"That's the big thing,"

said Josef Quitslund, Petersburg's representative at the fair. "Sharing what people create."

Mandy Kivisto and Marsha Fernandez both won department grand champion ribbons. Kivisto submitted a photo titled, 'Lilly pad,' which won her the department grand champion ribbon in photography. A two sided woven bag with a Ravenstail weave on one s...

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