Nearly 300 masks were submitted to Carpinteria Arts Center’s mask-decorating contest. Victorious mask decorators were Patricia Alpert, Evelyn Jacob, Debbie Bernard and Janet Kilmowich in the general contest, and Lucas Christenson and Jayda Cabello in the youth contest. Bernard also won the “People’s Choice Award,” having received the most votes from the public for her colorful bird mask.
The contest was judged by Carpinterian of the Year Lori Bowles, along with Emily Calkins and contest sponsors Gary and Geri Campopiano. All contestants received gift certificates to local destinations that support the arts.