Children are invited to participate in a coloring contest promoting the benefits of dairy products. The free contest, sponsored by Elizabethtown Grange No. 2076, is open to children up to 12 years old, according to Matt Espenshade, master of Elizabethtown Grange.
Long hailed for their nutritional value, dairy products are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, most notably calcium. However, studies show that four out of five children do not get the recommended daily allowance of calcium in their diet. Experts recommend that children have three serving of dairy each day. Dairy products aid in the development of strong bones and give children energy for their active lives.
The contest is divided into two age divisions: up to five years old, and ages six through 12. All entries will be on display at the library, and winners selected by a panel of judges. Awards will be given to the top three individuals in each division.
To enter the contest, children are invited to visit the Elizabethtown Public Library during normal hours and visit the display near the children’s reading area, on the upper level of the library. Beginning on Saturday, June 1, they can pick up a contest form, take it home, and color it using crayons or colored pencils. Parents or guardians are asked to fill out the contact information on the reverse. Completed entries should be returned to the library. Entries must be received by Saturday, June 29. Winners will be announced in early July, and invited to a special ice cream reception at the library.
Children under 12 who sign out a book during the month of June will receive a dairy-related item, such as a pencil or “Your Milk Comes From A Good Place” refrigerator magnet, courtesy of the Elizabethtown Grange.
Established in 1867, the Grange is a family-oriented fraternal organization dedicated to the betterment of rural America throughcommunity service, education, legislative action, and fellowship. Anyone who wants to learn more about the Elizabethtown Grange may contact Grange Master Matt Espenshade at 717-361-2844, or visit the website www.pagrange.org.