25th Anniversary Life Verse/Motto Contest Winners!
Winning entries in the final 25th anniversary year-long celebration contest were announced at the Valley Living reception Oct. 18 at Eagle Carpets in Harrisonburg.
The first place winning entry in the “Life Verse or Motto You Live By” contest came from Joyce Horst of Singer Glen, Va. She submitted a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. which she finds to be a fitting motto for her life as a farm wife and mother:
“If a man [or woman]is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’”
Horst won a painting with the motto “Apples of gold in pitchers of silver” by Dr. Bob Beasley, a dentist and oral surgeon in the Valley for many years.
Other prize winners were Ruth Burkholder of Harrisonburg and Ken Steever, Luray. Valley Living staff thanks all who participated in the artistic contests this year.