Every April, we partner with Pickens County Schools to help raise awareness of child abuse and neglect in our community, and we were excited to have participants from the Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia as well. Children from Kindergarten-6th grade can color a pinwheel to submit for the Pinwheels for Prevention Coloring contest. The Coloring contest winner received a certificate and a gift bag of goodies, complete with a gift card donated from Pizza Hut in Jasper. There were 458 coloring pages submitted this year, and although we think every page was a work of art, there could only be three from each school, which made it very difficult for our judges. But one thing for sure is Pickens County has many up-and-coming artists.
Harmony Elementary Winners
Hill City Elementary
Jasper Middle School
Boys & Girls Club of North Georgia
Pennies for Prevention Winners
The classrooms from each school that collected the most pennies received a Kona Ice Party and the Teacher of that class received a gift card donated by Pueblo Cantina.
Harmony Elementary – Beth Darnell
Hill City Elementary – Jennifer Connelly
Tate Elementary – Kirby Turner