“Because our agency is also celebrating twenty years of serving children, our judges will also be looking for 20th birthday themes too,” said Sandy Barber, Executive Director of the Children’s Center.
Two winning entries will win special ribbons and gift cards donated by Dr. Jim and Valerie Tarpley. The winning artwork will be reproduced on cards to help the agency raise funds to provide advocacy, counseling and other critical support services for the abused and neglected children of Fannin County.
“This year marks the tenth anniversary of this “Open Your Heart” campaign,” said Barber. “This campaign has already raised more than $128,000 to help sustain many critical support services for children who have been abused and neglected.”
“Winning entries in the past have included hearts, kids, families and bright, cheerful colors,” said Barber. Organizers suggest that children may want to include the phrases “Open Your Heart,” “Happy 20th Birthday” and/or “Children’s Center” in their drawings.
The winning artist will receive a $100 gift card and their artwork will be reproduced on the front of the campaign card. Second place will win a $50 gift card and have their artwork included inside of the card.
All artwork will be on display at the Children’s Center during their anniversary open house on April 25 from 5:00 to 7 pm. Winners will be recognized during the presentations which will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Artwork must be turned in by April 2 at the Children’s Center at 112 West Fifth in Bonham. Entry forms, which include complete contest rules and information, can be picked up at the Children’s Center or downloaded from the agency website at www.fanninccc.org. For more information, call (903) 583-4339.