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For the fourth year in a row, the Red Scooter has sponsored an apron contest in conjunction with Mother’s Day. This year, three women took home first place honors for their antique or created aprons.
“We had some really great entries this year. It was hard to decide which was the best,” said Jo Woodward.
In the antique apron category, Dana Williams won first place with her Princess Peggy apron. Princess Peggy was a line of day and house-dresses produced starting in 1929 through the 1950s by Chic Manufacturing Co of Peoria, Illinois. The remnants of this fashion line are now rare.
The handmade apron category first place winner was Shirley Thomas.
“I made my niece a sundress out of this red and white checked fabric,” said Thomas. “I had enough left to make an apron. I just knew that the red had to be teamed with black for that ladybug or ant at the picnic look. I really like the scalloped hem for a very feminine look.”
Janis Parker took first place in the embellished apron category.
“This apron has been made as a birthday present for my good friend, Joyce Cambell Bell. Her niece, Gidget Nicole Campbell, was killed in an auto accident in her teens. Her nickname was “Cupcake.” This apron was made to honor her memory,” said Parker.
Woodward said that the staff of the Red Scooter appreciate all the people who brought their creations and their treasures for display.
“We do this to remember who wore the aprons to cook and clean and to wipe their tears as well as our tears away with their loving hands,” said Woodward.