Lewiston Lions announces 2011 Peace Poster winnersby jmaloni
This year's Lewiston Lions Peace Poster Contest was held at Stella Niagara Education Park. First place was awarded to Camille Bennett. The second-place award went to Susan Dobrasz, who, incidentally, placed third in the 24-club district in last year's contest.
Bennett's poster, "Children Know Peace," was among 357,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 24th Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Her winning poster will advance through local and multiple districts and international rounds of competition. Five hundred finalists will be chosen worldwide. They will each receive a $500 prize, with the first-place winner also receiving a trip (with two family members) and an additional $5,000, to be awarded on "Lions Day" at the United Nations.
The Lewiston Lions posters are on display at the Stella Niagara Education Park, an official peace site.
The Lions extend special thanks to this year's judges: Maureen Kellick, an artist and the director of marketing at Artpark; Don Harris, a well-known local artist; and Tracy McClaverty of the Wilson Lions.
The group also thanks Lewiston Town Supervisor Steve Reiter, Town Board Councilman Mike Marra, Smith Brothers Pizza and the Village Bake Shoppe for supporting the contest.
Pictured, from left, are Lewiston Lions President Ron Craft, Bennett, contest chairwoman and Lion Marlene Craft, and Dobrasz.