Craig Daily Press hosts youth essay, artwork contest

On Armed Forces Day, the Craig Daily Press is partnering with McDonald’s and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor and remember active servicemen and veterans with the Hometown Heroes Community Picnic.

This year, the picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at Craig City Park. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, beans and beverages are provided. Everyone is welcome and asked to bring a dessert to share.

Other event sponsors include the Elks Lodge, Craig Lions Club, Northwest Diesel, American Legion, Brother’s Custom Processing and Boy-Ko Supply Co.

In conjunction with this event, the Daily Press is hosting its Patriotic Artwork and Essay Contest for area youths.

The theme is patriotism and calls students ages kindergarten to 12th grade to reflect on what patriotism means to them and then write an essay, not to exceed 450 words, or create a work of art, sized 8 1/2 by 11 inches, detailing those feelings.

One artwork winner and one essay winner will be selected from each of the following age categories: kindergarten to second grade, third to fifth grade, sixth to eighth grade and ninth to 12th grade.

The winners of the contest will be announced at the Hometown Heroes picnic on May 15, will have their work published in the Craig Daily Press and will be awarded a trophy.

The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. May 11.

To enter an essay and for complete rules and details, visit www.craigdailypress.com/contest.

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