Doug Course's award winning “Fargo in the Larch”.

Doug Course's award winning “Fargo in the Larch”.

Kimberley’s Larch Festival photo contest

Fargo by Doug Course takes top prize in the Larch Festival

C. Newel

Over 250 entries were received for the 3rd annual Kimberley Larch Festival photo contest.  Fifty of those entries made the final judging stage, which took place Thursday Nov 5th at Stonefire Pizza in Kimberley.  Prizes included lip balm, eggs, kindling, wine, cycling jerseys and even a night at Sullivan Stone on the ski hill. The contest organized by Randy and Krista Moody began three years ago as a celebration of fall. The larch tree is of local significance for its glorious fall colour. Photographers post pictures on Facebook in various categories including, Just Larch, Recreation, Alpine larch, Kimberley Larch and tasteful nude Larch.  Over 115 people attended the gala to vote for the winner in each category.  The overall best in the show went to Doug Course with his  “Fargo in the Larch”.  For more winning photos check out Kimberley Larch Festival on Facebook. (Chris Newel)