Time to pick your button
April 26 is the deadline for people to vote for their favourites in the fourth annual, and ever popular, Alexandria and District Lions Club’s Canada Day Parade Button Drawing Contest. In this edition and the April 17 edition of
The News, you will find the five finalists, and a ballot.
Make your selections and vote by April 26 by e-mail at Alexandrialion[email protected]mail.com or return your ballots to The News, or Papeterie Alexandria Stationery.
The people’s choices will be announced in the May 1 edition of The News.
Again this year, the response to the contest was good, says Canada Day committee chair Cassie Depratto-Nutt.
This year, no less than 371 entries were entered by pupils from pupils at Williamstown, Maxville and Laggan public schools, École Elda-Rouleau and École Terre des Jeunes, in Alexandria, and École de l’Ange-gardien in North Lancaster.
All schools in Glengarry were asked to participate. In the contest organized by the Lions and
The Glengarry News, children born in 2007 or after and who live in Glengarry County, were encouraged to create a lapel button design based on the July 1 parade theme.
The grand prize winner will win $100 in Chamber of Commerce dollars while the four finalists will each win $25 in chamber bucks.
The winning design will be reproduced on lapel buttons that will be sold for $1 each from any Alexandria and District Lions Club member, during the Canada Day parade, and at
The Glengarry News and Papeterie Alexandria Stationery.
Madison Bruyere, a grade 6 pupil at Williamstown Public School, won the contest last year.
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