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Macon Iron, Macon, Ga., has announced the winners from its sixth annual sculpture competition. Students from Mercer University and Georgia Southwestern State University participated in the event.

The theme for this year's contest was "Junque" Yard Toys, with the sculptures being made primarily of recyclable materials obtained from Macon Iron.

The company hopes the contests will increase area residents' awareness of recycling in addition to the showcasing the work of local college art and welding students.

individual category winners were:

* First Place, "Hop Along Bunny," Zoe Alexandra;

* Second Place, "Kaleidoscope," Pam VanOtegem; Third Place, "Steel Pipe Xylophone," Nick Leger.

Group project winners were:

* First Place, "Potato Head," Timothy Clayton, Candice Godby, Amber Bournett, Stacie Porter, Kevin Bethea, Zoe Alexandra and Karen Martin;

* Second Place, "Helicopter Sprinkler," Lewis Kennedy and Nick Leger; and

* Third Place, "Bike: El Chobba," Bobby Ellis, Brandon Morris, David Montoro, Ken Davidson and Paul Thompson.

Nick Leger and Lewis Kennedy's sculpture "Tankety Tank" was recognized for best use of found materials, and Anne Irwin and Will Wilson's sculpture "Wolly W" was named "Most Humorous."

The sculptures were exhibited in the James Earl Carter Library gallery at Georgia Southwestern State University as part of the school's SpringFest celebration.
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Date:May 1, 2006
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