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The silent sentinels have been afforded new wardrobes thanks to some community minded Big Springers. Two hundred fire hydrants were adopted during the Adopt-A-Hydrant contest that ran from May 20 through July 31 with 168 contest entrants.
Judging took place Aug. 3, and cash prizes were awarded to the winners.
Winning entries in the adult division are: First place, Susan Holbertâ€“Lester, $300 ; second place and $200 â€“ the Watkins family; and third place and $100 â€“ the DeLeon family.
Winning entries in the children's division were awarded $50 each and are: First place â€“ Delilah O'Hara; second place â€“ Christopher Chavez; and third place â€“ Jasiah Flores.
For the most hydrants painted, a $50 gift card from Wal-Mart was awarded to Lana Anguiano and Emily Flores.
The event was sponsored by Frontier Logistics and the Big Spring Fire Department.
The winning entries can be viewed at 1801 Donley, the corner of Purdue and Kentucky, the corner of Fr. Delaney and North Bell, the corner of Birdwell and Kentucky, the corner of Warren and Connelly and the corner of Northwest Fifth and San Antonio.
Adopt A Hydrant Winners
1st Place â€“ Susan Holbert â€“ 1801 Donley
2nd Place â€“ Watkins Family â€“ Purdue and Kentucky
3rd Place â€“ DeLeon Family - Fr. Delaney and North Bell
1st Place â€“ Delilah O'Hara â€“ Connelly/Kentucky
2nd Place â€“ Christopher Chavez â€“ Warren/Connelly
3rd Place â€“ Jasiah Flores â€“ Northwest Fifth Street and San Antonio
Lana Anguiano - $50 Wal-Mart gift card.
Emily Flores - $50 Wal-Mart gift card.
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