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December 22, 2012

Family Fare: Dec. 22, 2012

Writing contest for local children under way

PLATTSBURGH — Mountain Lake PBS is launching the Kids Go! Writers Contest, a local competition designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.

The annual effort encourages North Country children in kindergarten through third grade to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.

Children will be encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to Mountain Lake PBS, which will select winners and award prizes. A first-place winner and three honorable-mention winners will be selected from each grade level. For applications and additional information, go to http://is.gd/q20Cjm.

In partnership with the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, an optional writing workshop is being offered for the students on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of February. They are invited to create their own fully illustrated book that can be entered into the contest. More information about the class is available at http://is.gd/AAc8oD.

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