Essay published in Monday, April 28, Gazette

Ellane Bergen, 18, daughter of Lowell and Karen Bergen, had her works named “best of show” during a recent photo-essay project of the?Augusta Arts Council.
Her essay and photo are on display in the window of the Augusta Art Centre, adjacent to the downtown?Augusta Theatre, 523 State.
Honorable mention photo awards went to  Crystal Socha and Nikki Salisbury.
Honorable mention essay awards went to Michele Roth and Gina Jacoby.
The theme of the project was “What’s So Special About Augusta?”
Amateurs were invited to enter photos and essays of Augusta.
The judges were photographers Fred Lassmann and Howard Eastwood, longtime residents Joyce Knapp and Norma Agard.