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Poster contest winners named

by: City of Lake Oswego, Yixin Zhang’s art of produce from the Farmers’ Market with Oswego Lake and Mount Hood in the background was one of the winners of the 2008 Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Poster Contest.

Kathleen Van Deusen and Yixin Zhang are the winners of the 2008 Lake Oswego Farmers' Market Poster Contest in the adult and youth categories, respectively.

This is the eighth year of the popular contest, which is sponsored by the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department.

More than 90 entrants from Lake Oswego participated by constructing posters representing the spirit of the market in any medium. The entries receiving the greatest number of votes in the adult and youth categories were recognized for their efforts. Winning artwork will be used for Lake Oswego Farmers' Market apparel, advertisements and signage.

The 2008 Farmers' Market will again take place in Millennium Plaza Park, running May 17 through Oct. 11. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All posters will remain on display at both Lake Oswego City Hall and the West End Building through May.

For more information about the Farmers' Market or volunteer opportunities, contact Market Manager Maddie Hillwig at 503-697-6590 or mhillwigci.oswego.or.us .

Hillwig reminded all youth that participated in the contest to stop by the Parks and Recreation Department located at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, to pick up a certificate.