Newton-area resident John Van Gerven is the winner of the limerick contest organized as part of last month’s White Rock Irish Festival.
Van Gerven’s winning limerick went like this:
We went to White Rock for a beer
To sit and look out at the pier
We all wore some green
The St. Patrick’s Day theme
But the meter soon cancelled our cheer
Contest runners-up were Doreen Tadros of White Rock and Margie Chapman of South Surrey.
A sweet Irish lassie came here
To play on our beach and drink beer
"Mayor Baldwin", she said
"I sure hurt my head
When I fell from that rock near your pier."
Chapman entered this:
There once was a lass from White rock
Who danced on top of the rock
But St. Paddy came callin’
And down she went fallin’
That unbalanced lass from White Rock
The contest attracted close to 70 submissions, which were judged on "wit, humour and originality, with bonus points for including White Rock and St. Patrick’s Day."