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Lockport: seventh annual Erie Canal Art Contest

by jmaloni
Tue, Sep 18th 2012 03:35 pm
2010 art contest first-place winner Steve Kneeland of Newfane is shown with his winning submission.
2010 art contest first-place winner Steve Kneeland of Newfane is shown with his winning submission.

The Erie Canal Discovery Center is sponsoring the seventh annual Erie Canal Art Contest to celebrate the 187th anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. The poster contest is open to students residing in Niagara County and enrolled in high school.

Younger students are encouraged to take part in an Erie Canal Coloring Contest with three age categories: K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. Contest entries for all age levels are available now at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport, or online at www.NiagaraHistory.org.

All entries should be returned to the Discovery Center no later than 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. 

An awards ceremony will take place at the Discovery Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

This is a free public event to recognize the accomplishments of these young artists and to celebrate the 187th anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal.  Cash awards will be presented for the top three senior high entries, and prize packets will be given to three winners in each age bracket for the younger students. All contest entries will be on display at the Discovery Center.  

In addition to the art contest awards ceremony, the Discovery Center will host a Krolick's chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dine-in or take-out service available. Presale tickets are available now at the Discovery Center for $9.50 and include dessert. Dinners will also be on sale at the event for $10.

A free music concert has also been scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Relativity. This performance will feature several different musical sets with each ensemble being composed of family members.

Additional information on all of the events on Oct. 27 is available by calling the Erie Canal Discovery Center at 716-439-0431 or online at www.NiagaraHistory.org.

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