Fowler Progress Club recently honored Fowler school student artists as part of the club's art show.

Fowler Progress Club recently honored Fowler school student artists as part of the club’s art show.

The group extended the offer of an art contest to all the Fowler Elementary students through their teachers. Superintendent Steven Grasmick sent out a flier to the teachers via email to get children involved.

The theme was Flags Fly and Flowers Flourish in Fowler.

The deadline for submissions was April 1.

Lori Hawley, a Progress Club member, spent time setting up the contest and picked up the entries from the elementary school. Progress Club members voted at their May meeting and the winners were:

First place - Alyssa Masts Second place - Conagher Lee Brigs Third place - Scott Mobley Honorable Mention - Wyatt Bates, Titus Ballard

The arts projects will be featured at the 2017 Missouri Day Art Show, along with the best of numerous color book pages the group received. The group felt this would be a way to celebrate their 50th anniversary of the art show.

Each winner received packages of either 50 felt-tip markers or 20 felt-tip markers in every color under the sky, a sketch pad and a package of 10 neon colored pencils. The first, second, and third place winners also received a wooden 3D puzzle to assemble and decorate. (The wooden puzzles were really cool).

The honorable Mention winners received smaller wooden toys to assemble & decorate: first place received a house; second and third places received cars.

The first place winner also received various arts and crafts supplies, such as a package of thin foam adhesive pages, craft sticks, wiggly eyes, fuzzy pipe cleaners, feathers, etc., a nice coloring book with coloring pencils.

The first and second place winners received framed Color Certificates and third place and both Honorable Mentions received Color Certificates suitable for framing.

Prizes and certificates were handed out at the school’s honor assembly.

“Mr. (Steven) Grasmick seemed very excited about the prizes, especially,” Fowler Progress Club member Nora Clifton said. “We hope the winners were excited too! I’m sure they will enjoy seeing their art displayed on Missouri Day at the Art Show! We hope to make this an annual event.”