Sometimes we win; sometimes we win weird, cool stuff

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

For the past several months, due to pandemic restrictions and precautions, we have been conducting our mini-survey online. For this issue, however, we were back on the street! At the Re-imagined Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival in late October, we asked: “After Election Day, we will know who wins and who loses. What’s the biggest, coolest, weirdest, or most fun thing you’ve ever won?”

Lisa McNabb, Knoxville, Tenn.: “I was a double winner in a drawing at a pet store when I was 9. I won two iguanas. My dad traded them for a guinea pig.”












Alex Neislar, Bluffton: “I never win anything. But at the Highlands (N.C.) Wine Festival, I won a gift certificate for a nice handbag shop.”












Alice Gould, 13, Boulder, Colo.: “I won the Grand Championship for best musical performance at the Colorado State Fair when I was 11. I played ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ on my fiddle.”













Amiri Farris, Bluffton: “I won a SCAD costume contest dressed like Michael Jackson – and I did some dance moves.”











Matt Cunningham, Bluffton: “I won second place in a ballroom dancing competition in New York City. My partner was a dance major and I just tried not to screw up.”