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King and Queen Contest 2015
As we know from time immemorial, a queen needs no king to reign. Victoria, Elizabeth, Cleopatra, Wu Zetian.
We introduce to you, Caprese, Mother of Tomatoes, the 2015 Queen of the Tomato Festival. A rare Ohio transplant (Debra Boyd), Caprese made her entrance with her knave [designer] carrying her train. Truly impressive....abject subjugation.
Mother Khapreesi (as in Caprese salad [Italian: Insalata Caprese, meaning "Salad of Capri"], c'mon, guys, keep up with us) believes in nurturing the young fruit and their tender foliage so they can become the contributors of tomorrow. She promises a reign free of bloodshed preferring her East Nashville subjects to keep their blood pumping artistry, eccentricity, inclusivity and quirkiness stronglyINSIDE their bodies.
2014's Queen Lycopene was in attendance to graciously and without incident pass the crown to her successor as MC obSINity provided play by play...and catwalk instruction. Tears were shed....tart, acidic tears.
"I will take what is mine. With olive oil and basil. Turn us away, and we will garnish you first!", Khapreesi was heard to say as she departed to reign supreme.
See her first at the 9AM parade at 5 Points!!!!
Reporter: Stephanie Dennis
The winners for the 2015 Kids Tomato Art (individual awards) are..
3 yrs and under
3rd Charlie Suchomski
2nd Cole Bacher
1st Frances Gann
4-6 yrs old
3rd Isaac Roche
2nd Asher Schroer
1st Natalia Aguilar
7-9 yrs old
3rd Brighten Young
2nd Mateo Nelson Millian
1st Olivia Kennard
10-12 yrs old
3rd Greta Mathis
2nd Rowan McCoy
1st Emma Herron
13-15 yrs old
- 3rd Terrien Claybooks
- 2nd Nadia Reist
- 1st Cameron Stacy
Rosalie Neilson Millian - 1st place
Tomato 5K Results
Female Overall Winners
- Gisela Granados
- Beth Meadows
- Ashley Evans
Female Master Winner
- Kris Rehm
Male Overall Winners
- Craig Pagett
- Jacob Carrigan
- Lee Wilson
Male Masters Winners
- Matt Pulle
Faux Paw Fashion Show
First place winner, Dewey, owned by Donna Vincler, won over the judges with his Tomato Soup costume. Dewey loves to dress up. He has a new brother, Angus, a black lap puppy.
Fin, and his owner Deedee Melton, almost didn’t make it to the content when Fin decided he should eat his tomatoes. Deedee prevailed and Fin’s, Farmer Fin costume, won second place.
Jack, wearing his Andy Warpaw costume, earned third place. Owned by Derek Leigh, Jack decided that the city was the place to be after spending his first 7 years in a mountain cabin until a copperhead bit him!
Fairy and Elf Contest Winners
First Place: Juniper Kelley
Second Place: Adaline Stannard
Best in Show: Venice Fanning
Most Naturally Beautiful Tomato
Most Ugly Tomato
Most Inventive Tomato Display
UnrulyJoolie: Lego Bike Tomato
Most Beautifully Dressed Tomato
- Mary Claire Zibart: Trump-mato
- Maddie Hicks: Tomato Farmer
- Debbie Cogswell: Smiling/Frowning One-Eyed Tomato Alien
Tomato Art Festival Float Competition
- Pastafarians: Erin Rice
- Gone with the Tomato: Lindsay Goranson
Recipe Contest Winners
First Place: Peggy Welch, Tomato on Tomato Salad
Second Place: Samantha Williams, Orange You Glad It’s Tomato Salad
Third Place: Amanda Virgillito, Mas Tomatoes Por Favor
*Prizes are at Art and Invention
Dish for 2016 – “Bring your best tomato dish. Any kind of dish where the tomato is the ‘star’ of the recipe.”
Red Head Contest
Miss Tiny Tomato: Estelle Francis
Mr. Tiny Tomato: Joshua
Early Girl Tomato: Eva
Better Boy Tomato: Phillip
Hot Tomato: Sarah
Tomato Red: Alexander
You’re Not Really a Tomato: Anastacia
Champion: Donnie’s Ashes
Bloody Mary Contest
First Place: Cory - Tree House
Second Place: Andy - Urban Grub
Third Place: Ryan - Embers Ski Lodge
Chicken Costume Contest
Chicken Costume by Roy James Renfro Jr.