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The Times
  • Entrants welcome for poetry and illustration contest

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  • OLD FORGE — The Old Forge Library’s theme for this year’s Poetry and Illustration Contest is “Times Gone By.”
    The contest and exhibit are open to students in grades K-12 and adults throughout the Mid-York Library region and the town of Inlet.
    Entries will be accepted from Saturday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, March 1.
    The contest will be judged in the following categories: grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12 and adult.
    The opening exhibit reception will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Winners will receive $25 and a certificate and honorable mentions will receive a certificate. Participants whose poems and illustrations win or receive honorable mention in their categories will have an opportunity to read and/or discuss their work. All entries will remain on display in the library March 25 through May 24.
    The public is invited to stop by and vote for their favorite entry.
    Also included in the project are poetry and illustration workshops for students in grades K-12 and adults. The poetry workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 18. The illustration workshops will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25. Grades K-5 and grades 6-12 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Adults will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Participants in the workshops are not required to enter their work and contest entrants are not required to attend the workshops.
    For information or to enter the contest, call 369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org.

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