Skip Turner was recognized as the "Most Improved Photographer of the Year" and awarded the Charles Read Trophy at the Suncoast Camera Club's annual banquet Jan. 18 at Bill Irle Restaurant in Clearwater.
The banquet is held each year to honor winners of the club's annual photo contest. Photographers entered 125 prints and 252 slides in this year's competition.
In the monochrome prints, general category, Don Chisholm's "Snow Covered Mill" won the Class AA and the Monochrome Print of the Year Award; Al Nielsen's "Harper's Mill" won the Class A award; and Chip Middleton's "Haverhill Commons, N.H." won the Class B award.
Chisholm's "The Basin" won the nature monochrome print award; Nielsen's "Osprey Fishing" won the nature color print/Rita Coovert Memorial Award; Mabel Gill's "Somewhere in Time" won the contemporary/abstract color print award; and Dawn Reid's "Slot Canyon No. 3" won the commercial print-color award.
In color prints, general, Tom Stringer's "Nature Overhead" won the Class AA and the Color Print of the Year award; Nielsen's "Avenue of Oaks" won the Class A award; and Lewis Lauring's "Apalachicola" won the Class B award.
In general slides, Len Lapka's "Cowboy" won the Class AA and the Color Slide of the Year, Edward Clayton Memorial Award; Matt Muskovac's "The Pier" won the Class A award; and Turner's "Bondol" won the Class B division.
In nature slides, Stringer's "Twin Falls" won the Class AA and the Nature Slide of the Year award; Steve Shedd's "Island in the Sky" won the Class A division; and Turner's "Golden Eagle" won the Class B division.
Turner's "Linebacker" won the portrait slide division; Gill's "Castle on the Rhine" won the travel slide division; Shedd's "Fill-er Up" won the photojournalism division; and Bob Wilkie's "A Bed of Tulips" won the contemporary slide division.
Jack and Gertrude Wallace of Largo celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family and friends at the Sea Stone Resort on Clearwater Beach.
The Wallaces were married Feb. 9, 1927, in Chicago. He was employed for 24 years by the John M. Smyth Co. of Chicago and operated an upholstery shop in Cicero, Ill.
Whey they came to Clearwater in 1952, they established the Wallace Furniture and Upholstery Co. and operated it until their retirement in 1978.
The Wallaces have two sons, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Dick and Dee Zarle of Palm Harbor and Orrville, Ohio, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday with their family at a dinner party at the Bon Appetit Restaurant in Dunedin.
The Zarles were married Feb. 14, 1942, in Orrville. They started spending their winters in this area several years ago. Before retiring, he was a real estate broker.
They have three children and seven grandchildren.