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Gwinnett Fair crowns best in arts and crafts

LAWRENCEVILLE - A section of the exhibit hall at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds is filled with a display of arts and crafts projects.

Submitted for judging by youth and adults from Gwinnett and surrounding counties, the items range from canned foods to decorated clothing.

Each year, residents are invited to submit items for judging during the annual county fair, with the potential to take home cash prizes for their efforts.

Leah Grimes was the overall winner for the youth exhibits. The Monroe resident submitted the maximum 10 entries, including decorations, original artwork and photography, that netted a total of $61 in cash prizes. As the overall youth winner, Grimes received an additional award of $50.

The overall adult exhibit winner, Gwinnett resident Clara Anglin, also entered 10 items, showcasing needlework and holiday decor. Anglin received $49 in cash prizes as well as an additional $50.