Shadescrest Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring a coloring contest for children in Walker County. Representatives from Shadescrest have visited several area schools to hand out coloring pages. Children have been asked to turn in those pages by Friday. The artwork will then be displayed at Shadescrest, and the facility’s residents will vote on winners from each classroom that participates.
“We are doing this as an outreach to children during Christmas,” said Stephanie Bryant, Shadescrest administrator. “This is a way to let the children display their talent, while all of our residents get to enjoy the children’s artwork.”
Schools participating in the contest include Christ United Methodist Preschool, Curry Elementary School, Oakman Elementary School, Cordova Elementary School, West Jasper Elementary School and North Highlands School.
Jessica Cain, Shadescrest office assistant, said there are particular classes at each of those schools participating in the contest but students from other areas are welcome to take part if they want to stop by Shadescrest to pick up coloring sheets, which are available at the front office.
Each winner will be given a prize and will have their picture in an upcoming edition of the Daily Mountain Eagle.
Cain said the staff collected coloring books and crayons for six weeks before the contest began.
“This is a project, that in the end, will have included everyone at Shadescrest — staff and residents,” she said.
For more information, contact Shadescrest at 384-9086.