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Family into photo scene

August 10, 2007|By MARLO BARNHART

HANCOCK - Each year, the Hancock Arts Council holds a photo contest for amateur photographers' images of scenes, things and people in and around the town.

This year, the Corbett family made a strong showing, with three generations of family members winning prizes.

"Our grandson, Steven Corbett, won first place in the people category with his photo, 'Partners'," Jeanie Corbett said.

Two little boys in cowboy outfits are the partners in that photo.

Steven also earned an honorable mention for another photo, 'Simple Pleasures,' which depicts a young girl blowing a bubble.

Jeanie and Don Corbett's grandson, Steven, lives in Nanjemoy, Md.

The couple's daughter, Kathy McCray, lives in Dott, Pa. Her photo, 'Sharing Secrets,' received an honorable mention in the contest. It depicts two little girls from the back as they talk with each other.

Last but not least for the Corbett family was Jeanie Corbett's honorable mention for her photograph of four grandchildren riding their trikes on the Rail Trail.

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"It is called 'Tykes on Trikes'," she said.

"It was fun for all of us," said Jeanie Corbett, who actually entered the photographs taken by her daughter and grandson - with their blessing, of course.

The grand prize for best in show was a photograph of the Potomac River near Little Orleans entitled 'Calm by the River.'

It was taken by Suzanne Schaefer, who lives in nearby Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

First place for Things went to Samuel Kielek for his photograph of Hancock wildlife.

First Place for Places was a photograph entitled 'Working,' taken by Barb Smith.

Additional honorable mentions went to Tracy Wolford for 'Front Porch'; Tammy Sue Golden for 'Time Out'; Dalene Middlekauff for 'Canal Apple Days Parade'; and Douglas Shives for 'Steaming in the Past.'

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