Friday - March 10, 2017 10:35 pm

Fest button designer wins contest on 3rd try

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Designer David Riel with his winning artwork. Designer David Riel with his winning artwork.

Theme is "Prost to the Midwest Coast."

This is the third straight year winner David Riel has entered the button contest.

Riel, a Boston native, drew an Oktoberfester with a big mustache in front of the outline of Wisconsin.

A maple leaf, which is required as part of the design, shows La Crosse's location on the state map. 

The button was revealed publicly Friday night at the Forks and Corks fundraiser in the La Crosse Center.

The theme for this year's Oktoberfest is "Prost to the Midwest Coast."

Last modified on Saturday - March 11, 2017 7:28 am
Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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