Local schools produced the Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties winners in Garelick Farms’ Pure Happiness Design Contest.

Earlier this spring, Garelick Farms invited Maine students in grades K-6 to submit an illustration depicting what Pure Happiness means to them for the contest. Sixteen winners were selected from a pool of more than 500 entrants to receive a $500 savings bond each and an additional $500 for their schools’ art department.

That means a full $1,000 for art supplies or other education expenses at Coastal Christian School in Waldoboro, as both the Knox and Waldo counties’ winners are students there. James Ball, a third grader, is the Waldo County winner; and Connor Pallotta, a second grader, is the Knox County winner. Michaela Staples, a fifth grader at the Miller School in Waldoboro, is the contest’s Lincoln County winner.

“We received so many wonderful pieces of art and were incredibly impressed by all the talent and creativity we saw from these young students. We are thrilled that we could provide this opportunity for them to exercise their imaginations,” said Garelick Farms Marketing Director Amy Godin.

To view a complete gallery of the winners’ entries, visit garelickfarms.com/happy.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.