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K of C cosponsors substance-abuse awareness poster contest

— The Vergennes Knights of Columbus and the Vergennes Community Action Group are sponsoring its Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest for children from age 8 to 14.

The goal of this educational art contest is to allow young people the opportunity to develop their own solutions to challenges they face.

Black and white or colored 11 inch by 17 inch posters will be judged for two age classes: 8-11 and 12-14. Posters and application forms need to be submitted by Feb. 1 to the Vergennes Police Department Office.

After Judging they will be displayed on a rotation at the local elementary Schools. First place winners in each class will receive a $50 savings certificate and a gift cerificate for Pizza at Louigiā€™s or a Party Platter from Subway in Vergennes.

Winners will be entered in the state competition and state winners will compete in the international K of C contest.

Applications and information may be acquired at Ferrisburgh Central School, Vergennes Union Elementary, Addison Elementary and the Champlain Valley Christian School.

Contact Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, 877-1154, or Bill Scott, 881-8836, for more information.

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