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2014 Youth Arts in the Parks Art Contest Awards Ceremony

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Date: April 3, 2014
Contact: Jodi French Burr, 304-465-2632

Celebrate West Virginia's spectacular wildflowers through art work created by students in the local community! In partnership with Tamarack and the school systems of Fayette, Raleigh, Nicholas and Summers counties, the New River Gorge National River sponsored an art contest for students in grades K-12, featuring the region's wildflowers as the subject of their works. More than 380 students from area public and private schools, home schools, and private/individual participated in this art contest. Fifty-five entries were juried to this Tamarack exhibit. Join us for a ceremony to honor these student artists.

When: Sunday, April 6th, 4:00 PM

Where: Tamarack Auditorium in Beckley, WV

Who: Join the Tamarack team, National Park Service representatives, and teachers and families from four counties to celebrate the students who participated in the Youth Arts in the Parks program and earned top honors for their artwork.

Auditorium space is limited, so there is an R.S.V.P. for students and parents attending.

-Media who want to do a story on this event are invited.

-Remarks will be given by the partners and park staff that made the Youth Arts in the Parks Program a success.

Contacts: Jodi French-Burr, National Park Service,304-465-2632


Did You Know?

smallmouth bass

The New River is a very popular warm water fishery. The West Virginia state record for length of Smallmouth Bass - 25.5 inches and 7.5 lbs - was caught in the New River in 1976.