By Vanesa Brashier
At Monday night’s Dayton City Council meeting, City Manager Theo Melancon revealed the winners of the city’s photo contest. The contest was created by City Secretary Shannon O’Keefe as a way to recognize the talented photographers in Dayton.
“Photos were submitted by hometown folk. Then the favorites were all posted on Facebook for the public to vote on their favorites,” O’Keefe said.
Angela Dunham’s first-place photo captured the haunting beauty of the city’s rice dryers. In second place is Michael Wallace’s photo of a century-old oak tree next to a Dayton home. Third-place went to Danni Gault for a photo of a cattle drive through Dayton.
“The top three voted photos won their photos [to be] framed on city hall walls,” said O’Keefe. “The idea is to capture hometown talent and liven up city hall with a vision of what Dayton is today.”
If you want to see the photos, mark your calendars for the next Dayton City Council meeting. Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, 6 p.m., in the council chambers inside city hall, 117 Cook St., Dayton.