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American Legion Auxiliary Sponsors Coloring / Poster Contest

Article from The Eastern Gazette, Vol. 151, No. 24, June 14, 2003

BROWNVILLE JCT. The Brownville Jct. American Legion Auxiliary sponsored a Memorial Day coloring and poster contest at the Elementary school in Brownville. The children in kindergarten, first and second grades colored patriotic pictures of Uncle Sam and the American Flag and the third, fourth and fifth grades made posters. The teachers in third - fifth grades read their students the book "In Flanders Field" by author Linda Granfield. It tells about World War II and how the poppy became the memorial flower for all Veterans. Following the reading the children made posters of their impressions of the book and what it meant to them. The pictures and posters were displayed in the halls at the school.

The contest was judged in three groups. The first group was kindergarten, the second group was first and second grade and the third group was third, fourth and fifth grades. Veterans Pat Stone, Phillip Flagg and Ed Roberts were the judges for the contest. They all remarked on what a wonderful job all the students had done and how difficult it was for them to choose just three winners from each group. Prizes were given to every student in the school. The first, second and third place winners from each group were awarded a certificate and a monetary prize.

The winners in kindergarten were: first place. Bailee Burton, second place, Ryan Robinson, third place, Michael Vachon. Winners in the second group were: first place, Mindy Corson, second place, Dana Sherwood, third place, Cody Cobb. Winners in the third group were: first place, Stephanie Vachon, second place, Jesse McLaughIin, third place,.Chelsea Cobb.

Auxiliary members awarding the prizes were Debbie Emery, Theresa Lovejoy and Anne Weston.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.