CFL Fall 2021


The theme for this year’s Joseph E. Gadbois photo contest was America the Beautiful! The winning photos were judged on quality, composition and alignment with the theme. All those who entered the contest received a commemorative photo frame magnet. The first-place winner was awarded a $100 gift card, second-place winner a $50 gift card and third-place winner a $25 gift card. Here are the top three photos! Included are Joseph E. Gadbois’ comments on why they were chosen. Congratulations!

First Place Little Chicken Farmer By: Kim R.

I love the joy in Max’s face while holding his favorite pet chicken Hay-Hay. He raises these birds and gives the neighbors free eggs and receives small tips! “Joining with others to share our bounty is American tradition. The boy and chicken make a perfect pair in being generous with her eggs. Also, the composition and lighting are excellent.”

Second Place Girl Scout Cookie Sales By: Susan and Paul B.

Third Place Wisconsin Winter Sunset By: Brittani M.

This is Girl Scout Natalie from Troop 8082 selling cookies to help raise funds for the local club. Girl Scouts play an important role in helping to teach young women different skills that may help them in their life. Maybe someday one may be a doctor, senator, governor or even President of the United States of America. “Organizations like Scouting help build future leaders and encourage volunteerism. Girl Scout cookies are a tasty tradition of giving and this scout is a very cheerful representative. The photo shows how doing good can be fun.”

Sometimes in the dead of winter it can be hard to see God’s beauty around us. In the still of the early evening, I caught the sun peeking through the bare trees. I felt God’s peace and presence at that moment. To me, the sunset is one of God’s most beautiful gifts to us in nature. “Hope radiating in the midst of difficulties has been our nation’s hallmark and the sun piercing through leafless trees in a snow-covered landscape captures this perfectly.”

Watch for more information on next year’s contest, beginning May 2022.



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