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Voyageurs National Park Announces National Park Week Open House and Kids Art Contest Winners

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Date: April 18, 2013
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, (218) 283-6670

Voyageurs National Park is hosting a National Park Week Open House at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors may view the Kids Art Contest entries, attend the award ceremony, enjoy refreshments, and participate in an afternoon of programs.

The event will host local artist, Cherie Serrano. Cherie will be displaying her art.

Scheduled activities include:

·2:00 – 4:00 p.m. View contest artwork and meet local artist, Cherie Serrano.

·2:15 p.m.

oSupport our local kids! Join us for the award ceremony as we recognize the winners of the 10th Annual Kids Art Contest.

oRefreshments and cookies.

·2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

oExplore the world of photography with local photographer and Voyageurs National Park Volunteer, Jackie Glowack and friends. Enjoy the View through your camera or phone, and head outside for some tips on how to take great pictures, no matter what kind of camera you have.

Voyageurs National Park celebrates the 10th year of the Kids Art Contest. Over 300 children entered the contest. This year's theme is "Enjoy the View at Voyageurs National Park." All are invited to view the outstanding artwork at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center through Saturday, April 27, 2012.

Prizes and refreshments for the annual Kids Art Contest are provided by the Friends of Voyageurs National Park (FVNP), a park partner.

Voyageurs National Park is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th annual National Park Week Kids Art Contest.

Preschool/Kindergarten

·1st Place, Charlie Steinbach, Indus Elementary School

·2nd Place, Amanda Patterson, Littlefork-Big Falls Elementary School

·3rd Place, Grant Patterson, International Falls Elementary School

First and Second Grade

·1st Place, Kurtis Patterson, International Falls Elementary School

·2nd Place, Shay Mannausau, International Falls Elementary School

·3rd Place, Kaelyn Bachmeier, Littlefork-Big Falls Elementary School

Third and Fourth Grade

·1st Place, Matthew Fuller, International Falls Elementary School

·2nd Place, Matthew Kotnik, International Falls Elementary School

·3rd Place, Colby Mark, International Falls Elementary School

Fifth and Sixth Grade

·1st Place, Isaac Dahl, Home School

·2nd Place, Danielle Erickson, Indus Elementary School

·3rd Place, Ameilia Stewart, St. Thomas School

National Park Week is proclaimed each year by the President of the United States to recognize and celebrate our national parks. America's National Park System contains living examples of some of the best things our nation has to offer—magnificent natural landscapes and places that reflect our varied, yet inter-related heritage.

The best way to celebrate National Park Week is by visiting and enjoying your national parks. Voyageurs National Park welcomes you to join us for this special event as we kick off a new season of great opportunities to enjoy the beautiful lakes, woods, and wildlife of our northern home. Looking for suggestions of what to do in the park this spring or summer? Stop by the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., or call 218–286–5258.

Did You Know?

Happy kids relax in the snow during a class fieldtrip to the park.

Voyageurs National Park is a great place to snowshoe in the winter. Bring your own or borrow a pair from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for free!