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Meet Ozaukee County’s Guitar Heroes

They awed audiences all summer long as they participated in a Guitar Hero contest and fund-raiser for Possibility Playground, and on Friday, Aug. 8, a group of dedicated youths participated in the finale at IE Franks in Saukville. Ryan Weckerle of Saukville, who competed in the 16 to 20 age group, won with a score of 282,187 and claimed a 47-inch, high-definition television as his prize (top photo). Second place went to Cody Thimm, who competed in the 21 and older category and won a PlayStation 3 with a score of 268,755, and third place was claimed by Cory Hawley, who competed in the ages 11 to 15 group and scored 252,191 to bring home a Guitar Hero game. Fourth-place winner Phoenix Dasbach of Saukville (above photo) earned an MP3 player with a score of 151,102. He competed in the 5 to 10 age group. Photos by Sam Arendt, Ozaukee Press staff

Checking out the new sign at the future home of Possibility Playground are some of the organizers and staff of Bella Lei Salon and Ozaukee Therapy, whose recent fund-raisers help raise more than $5,000 for the playground. Sam Arendt/Ozaukee Press photo.

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