Altrusa International, Inc. of Branch County is sponsoring a dual contest, for Branch county school aged children, in an effort to promote literacy. Contestants have the ability to enter a one hundred word essay discussing their favorite reading subject, or to submit a photograph catching someone reading, or both. Contest forms have been made available to each Branch County school office and are also available by request through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The event kicked off on September 8th, World Literacy Day, with the announcement of the contest to Branch County schools and local libraries. This week “Get Caught Reading” posters, featuring national celebrities, were also delivered.
Local club members of Altrusa International, Inc. of Branch County will be judging the contest for each of the following categories: Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, and Grades 9-12. A $25 gift card will be awarded for each category. All entries will also be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble Nook Reader, valued at over $130.00. All prizes have been donated by Altrusa International, Inc. of Branch County.
All entries must be submitted to their school office by Thursday, September 29, 2011, by mail to: Altrusa Picture Me Reading Contest P.O. Box 898 Coldwater, MI 49036 or via e-mail at: email@example.com
Winners will be awarded at the Coldwater Public Library, Kid’s Place, on Saturday, October 22, 2011-- Make a Difference Day.
Altrusa International, Inc. of Branch County Literacy Committee members are: Karmen Case, Kathy Cousino, Roberta Gagnon, Charlene F. Hudson (Chairperson) and Christine Delaney (Altrusa Executive Support).
About Altrusa International, Inc. of Branch County
Altrusa is an international network of executives and professionals in diversified careers who are dedicated to promoting community service. Altrusa was founded in 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee and became an international organization in 1935.
In the early 1980's professional women in the Coldwater area saw the need for a women's service organization. Following evaluation of various international service organizations, the group decided to affiliate with Altrusa International, Inc. The Branch County Chapter was organized in 1982 where currently there are over 50 members.
For more information contact Altrusa International of Branch County at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them on-line at www.altrusabranchcounty.com.