Boulder City Magazine® April 2006 Issue
by Patty Sullivan
Recreation Program Coordinator
BC 75th Anniversary Poster Contest
We were asked by the Boulder City Anniversary Committee if there was something the Recreation Department could do to engage the children of Boulder City in its 75th Anniversary celebration. We did this by holding a poster contest with the topic of “What I Like Best About Boulder City,” This event was the perfect example of the kind of support for which Boulder City is known. I’d like to share with you how our community rose to this occasion.
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|The Rainbow Girls adopted the promotion of the 75th Anniversary as a service project. They raised approximately $300 towards awards and helped judge the contest. The Arts Council donated funds towards four grand prize winners and provided judges and the Youth Advocacy Council provided funds for awards. Tony's Pizza provided certificates for drinks and pizza to the honorable mention winners and BC Cinemas provided movie passes and food certificates to the first place winners. First place winners were awarded a $25 gift certificate for any activity offered by the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department and the Boulder City Arts Council chose four grand prize winners who were acknowledged at the Boulder City 75th Anniversary Reception and Celebration of the Arts Art Show March 11th. Each grand prize winner was given a plaque and an additional $25 Recreation Department gift certificate. Participants received certificates and/or ribbons.
E-mails were sent to the schools asking their support to promote the contest. What happened next was phenomenal. Mitchell Elementary School Art Teacher Joan Edwards included all of the Mitchell Elementary School students she teaches; King Elementary School, Kideract advisor and teacher Joyce O’Neil organized her group to make posters; and Garrett Middle School Art Teacher Mrs. Obermiller’s students participated. We received over 500 entries.
Choosing the winners by judges, Connie Ferraro, Carol Gaydos, Lynne Jordan, Cindy Bandy, Jan Leibhauser, Robin Kariam and several Rainbow Girls was a challenge as there were so many great posters. It was fun to see what in our community makes an impression on our children. Thank you to our kids, teachers, judges and sponsors.
For more information about Boulder City Parks and Recreation offerings, visit our office at 900 Arizona Street or call us at 293-9256.
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