Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Through the Eyes of a Child

Children can be so candid.  They are likely to tell you exactly what they are thinking, even if the truth hurts.  Sometimes they have a unique way of conveying the most basic messages.  Knowing that sometimes adults and other children will listen to a child before they listen to another adult or even a stranger, we’re going to forward this chance for your child to be heard – so to speak.

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced today they are having a poster contest aimed at putting the brakes on fatalities.  Children ages 5 to 13 in Kansas are encouraged to enter artwork for this statewide poster contest.

There will be three age groups---ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and ages 11-13.  Three statewide winners will receive family packages to the Great Wolf Lodge and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip.  There will be a total of 18 regional winners in six regions. The winner of each of the three age groups will receive a bicycle and helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.

Entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 20.  For more information visit KDOT’s website www.ksdot.org.