From: Let There Be Arts
As a result of our recent naming contest the Regatta Lake Creature has a new name. The name combines two entries submitted by two students.
Rachel Scheuing, Taft Elementary 3rd grader, who entered the name SPARKY, and Allyson Hall, Oceanlake Elementary 2nd grader, who entered WISH GUARDIAN.
The Lake Creature was created by local artist, Heidi Erickson, and was constructed by Erickson and her fellow metal sculptor, Doug Kroger. It was commissioned by Lincoln City’s Public Arts Committee and was two years in the making. It was installed at Regatta Park in August, 2012. The naming contest was held during the month of December and there were 256 names submitted by student at Oceanlake and Taft Elementary Schools, as well as from the community at large. Those entries were given to a small committee that selected 13 names they thought were good candidates. Those 13 were then give to the artist, Heidi Erickson, and her assistant, Doug Kroger, for the final selection. They decided to combine two names. Nobody involved in the selection knew who submitted the names, so it’s wonderful that both schools are represented!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FINALISTS:
Levi Cotter, Taft, 3rd, SPIKE
Zion Elking, Oceanlake, 1st, SMILEY
Logan Meyer, Taft, 2nd, REGATTA
Erika Ariss, Taft, 3rd, REGATTA
Elizabeth Melo, Oceanlake, 2nd, LOVELY
Bridget Marsh, Oceanlake, 2nd, SILVER RED HEART
Angelina Kubic, Taft, 2nd, LINCOLN
Enzlo Towery, Oceanlake, 1st, BUZZ
Sam Colbert, Taft, 4th, BOB
Gage Pearson, Oceanlake, 2nd, GUARDIAN OF LOVE
Bear Reyes, Oceanlake, 2nd, GUARDIAN OF THE LAKE
Thank you to all who participated. There were many wonderful ideas and it was a tough decision!