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VCA hosts a summer full of contests!
The Verona Community Association (VCA) is honouring our natural world and local wildlife with three environmentally themed contests for local youths. Those who take part can win prizes for writing, drawing, and for best costume at the Verona Cattail Festival Parade.
On August 11 the Verona Cattail Festival will start off the festivities with a parade. To celebrate the environment, the theme of this year's parade is “Turtles, Toads, and Tadpoles”. All children are welcome in the parade (with parental supervision). Children are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination (and parent's help) to create costumes for the parade. Costumes should have some bearing on the parade's theme. Prizes for best costumes will be announced at the Verona Cattail Festival. All children who participate in the parade will receive a free ice cream at the festival.
The VCA's writing and drawing contests are open to students from JK to Grade 8. Students can take part in three age groups: JK - Grade 3, Grade 4 - 6, Grade 7 – 8. The top three submissions for both writing and drawing from each age group (18 prizes in all) will receive cash prizes and be featured on the VCA's website. Contest winners will be announced at the Verona Cattail Festival. Prizes are: $20 for 1st place, $10 for 2nd, and $5 for 3rd. To enter, students are asked to submit a drawing, painting, story, essay or other form of written work with an environmental theme. Students are asked to submit their entries by mail to: Festival Contest, PO Box 99, Verona, ON, K0H 2W0.
Entries must be received by July 25 to be considered. All entries must be accompanied by a copy of a Parental Permission Form, which is available at kiosks throughout Verona, or available on the VCA website. Contests are open only to children and students from North, Central, and South Frontenac townships.
Please visit www.veronafestival.com for full contest rules as well as festival and parade details. For more information on other VCA events, please visit our website at www.veronacommunity.on.ca or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/veronacommunityassociation.
The Verona Community Association (VCA) promotes widespread community involvement among local residents, hosts a variety of fun and exciting events, and contributes to the promotion of Verona as a destination for entertainment, exploration, and tourism. The VCA is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to their community. New members are always welcome.
For more information, contact Debbie Lingen, VCA president at 613-374-2091, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.