OKLAHOMA CITY -- Winners of the Senior Poetry Contest were recently announced at the 37th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging in Norman.
Mary McReynolds of Arcadia, Okla. won the Women's Division with her poem "Origami Mommi." Margaret Farmer of Norman, Okla. took second place with "Texture" and Lynda Stephenson of Edmond, Okla. took third place with "The Summer of Our Discontent."
Carl Sennhenn of Norman, Okla. won the Men's Division with his poem "She, at the Very Last." Clark Elliott of Oklahoma City won second place with "Just Imagine" and Ted Petty of Edmond took third place with "Just Before."
OKDHS Aging Services Division Director Lance Robertson presented the awards and contest winners read their poems to an audience of more than 900 attendees. The winning selections were chosen from nearly 300 original poems submitted by Oklahomans 60 years of age or older. The winning poems may be read at okagingconference.com (link opens in new window).
"The poetry contest is always a very popular event," said Robertson. "It is a great way to showcase the creativity and talent of older Oklahomans."
For more information about services for older Oklahomans, call the Senior Info-Line at 1-800-211-2116.