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Rhyming royalty

Limerick contest winners announced
by: george hoyt, The winners, from left: Steve Winkler, Codee Sheets, Julia Gomes.

Many Sandy area residents celebrated St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17, by cramming into the Sandy Public Library for the third annual Friends of the Sandy Library Limerick Contest.

Locals submitted 120 entries this year, a record for the contest, and overflow crowds were present to hear many of the funny and witty poems read aloud. Local resident Dan Bosserman served as emcee.

Steve Winkler won first place in the adult category, followed by Lavon Mincey, Sally Phifer, Sharon Crall and Bob Newman. Codee Sheets was the middle school category winner, followed by Kallie Smith and Cody Schaffer. Julia Gomes won the high school category, followed by Becca Hill, James Belford, Rachel Hubbard and Jeff Lane.

First place winners received $25 cash, second place got $20 and so on with fifth place taking home $5, thanks to donations by the Friends of the Library.

Here are the winning limericks:


Adult category: Steve Winkler

Fareless Sam between Gresham and Sandy / Makes commuting pleasant and dandy / No more fuss with the car / Just hop on the STAR / Your savings will sure come in handy!


High school category: Julia Gomes

I had a piece of straw in my sock / From my dear little sheep in a flock / I walked around all day / Having nothing to say / Except good thing it wasn't a rock.


Middle school category: Codee Sheets

Towers of tumultuous tomes / Meet ceilings of great glass domes / The library will live / To lend and to give / Tales to all of our homes.