Ashley Newton, a senior at Greenville High School in 2012, won last year’s contest. The deadline to enter this year's design contest is April 8. (File Photo)
Ashley Newton, a senior at Greenville High School in 2012, won last year’s Healthy Kids T-shirt design contest. The deadline to enter this year's contest is April 8. (File Photo)

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Healthy Kids seeking T-shirt designs

Published 1:44pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Healthy Kids is looking for students to join the fight against child abuse and neglect by breaking out their colored pencils and crayons.

For the second year in a row, Healthy Kids is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The winning design will be featured on the 2013 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention T-shirt. The winning student’s name will also appear on the shirt.

“This is quite an honor to have so many students participate,” said Lisa Nimmer, executive director of Healthy Kids. “It’s a perfect example of caring for the community we live in.”

The T-shirt design must include an owl and the phrase “Healthy Kids for Kids.” All submissions should be drawn on white paper and the students name, school and grade should be written on the back.

The deadline to enter the design contest is April 8. All submissions should be turned into the school office of the participating student.

Community members can pre-order shirts by calling Healthy Kids at (334) 371-4477.

The cost of the T-shirts is $10 for youth sizes and $15 for adult sizes.

The funds raised through the sale of the T-shirts will go to support the agency’s community programs.

Nimmer said that the community can show its support by wearing the shirts each Friday in April, which is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. The theme for this year is “Give a Hoot and Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.”

Ashley Newton, a senior at Greenville High School in 2012, won last year’s contest.

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