Benjamin Tippin Wins Stroll Button Contest

9-year-old Benjamin Tippin was the winner of this year's Stroll Button Contest. (Photo by Pat Blair)
9-year-old Benjamin Tippin was the winner of this year's Stroll Button Contest. (Photo by Pat Blair)

A drawing of a partridge in a pear tree won this year's Christmas Stroll Button contest for 9-year-old Benjamin Tippin.

Judy Taylor, who chairs the Stroll Button Committee that selects the Stroll Button winners each year, explained why Benjamin's drawing was chosen for this year's button design.

The theme of this year's Christmas Stroll, which the Stroll Button is chosen to reflect, is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Benjamin, who's a third grader at Sheridan's Highland Park Elementary School, likes drawing birds. He decided to draw the partridge, he said, after listening to all the lyrics of the song.

Taylor said this is the 24th year for the Christmas Stroll, and somewhere between the 15th and 20th year that the Stroll Button design has been selected from a contest among Sheridan's school children.

For drawing the winning design, Benjamin received his original drawing which has been matted and framed, the first Stroll Button to be issued this year and $100 in Chamber Bucks.

Taylor said 2,750 buttons have been produced this year. The buttons will go on sale Friday for $5 each.

Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller presents Benjamin with a framed copy of his winning Stroll Button design, while Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson and Stroll Committee Chair Judy Taylor wait with additional awards for the young artist. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller presents Benjamin with a framed copy of his winning Stroll Button design, while Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson and Stroll Committee Chair Judy Taylor wait with additional awards for the young artist. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Benjaimin is joined by the mayor, his parents and sister. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Benjaimin is joined by the mayor, his parents and sister. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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