Winners of Maritime Festival’s ‘Little Merfolk’ contest, snapper derby announced

09/24/2013 6:05 PM |
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Contestants in the Little Merfolk Contest participate in the parade at the Greenport Maritime Festival Saturday.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Contestants in the Little Merfolk Contest participate in the parade at the Greenport Maritime Festival Saturday.

For the first time this year, the Greenport Maritime Festival hosted a “Little Merfolk” contest featuring several dozen children between the ages of 5 and 12 dressed as mermaids.

Seven-year-old Kaitlyn Heath of Southold won Best in Show for her seashell encrusted creation. Other winners included Claire McKenzie, 5, for Most Creative costume, Olivia Kennedy, 11, for Best Use of Seashells and Arielle Rothman, 11, for Best Organic/Handmade costume.

Area youth also competed in a snapper derby fishing contest during the festival. The winners were:

Ages 8 and under

1st place — Chase Horne  —  6.7 oz.

2nd place — Ben Amadio  — 3.9 oz.

3rd place — Andrew Larson —  3.4 oz.

Ages 9 to 16

1st place — Ally Boyle — 5.8 oz.

2nd place — Anthony Pennachio — 5.2 oz.

3rd place — Aniah Thompson — 4.5 oz.

WEGO Fishing in Southold provided great prizes for the kids, including spinning snapper poles, a variety of snapper lures and poppers, and t-shirts.

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