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Tri-County Association for the Blind
1800 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2200
(717) 238-2531 Fax:(717) 238-0710
info@cartmann.com


Contact: Angela Barlup, Public Relations Director
Phone: 717-238-2531
Date: November 29, 2004

For Immediate Release


Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Harrisburg, PA -- The Prevention of Blindness department at the Tri-County Association for the Blind has announced the winners of the recent children's coloring contest. The contest was open to children ages 3-5. The coloring contest was a part of the Prevention of Blindness department's outreach campaign to emphasize prevention of blindness strategies, inform the community of services offered and to increase name recognition of the agency.

A total of 69 entries were received and winners were randomly selected to receive a variety of prizes donated by local businesses and other generous community sponsors. Many of the contest submissions are currently on display in the agency lobby. The following is a list of contest winners, prizes and community sponsors.

Grand Prize goes to ELLEN DRISCOLL from New Cumberland. She has won a no-cost child's eye exam and a pair of children's sunglasses courtesy of Kirman Eye, Hummelstown. In addition, Ellen has won a sun visor and multi-colored highlighters from Tri-County Association for the Blind.

First prize was awarded to TIMMY ZEIBER from Hershey. He has won a no-cost child's eye exam and pair of children's sunglasses from Kirman Eye, a T-shirt and an adorable stuffed bendable M&M character.

Second prize winner was NICK WAGNER from New Kingstown and third prize was won by EMILY FRANKLIN from Carlisle. Both winners receive a set of four complimentary day passes to ZOOAMERICA Wildlife Park in Hershey, a racing team baseball cap and a bendable character from M&M Mars.

Fourth prize was awarded to MADISON SHUGHART from Mt. Holly Springs. Madison has won a $30 gift certificate for Painting Red Rhinos located in Harrisburg, a bendable character and collector's series NASCAR racecar and card from M&M Mars and eyeball gumballs.

Our fifth prize winner was ELISHA MATICHAK from Carlisle and ANDREW BOGARDUS from New Cumberland won sixth prize. Both children won a $7 gift card for Red Robin Restaurant in Harrisburg, a bendable character and character pen from M&M Mars, a sun visor, multi-colored highlighters and eyeball gumballs.

HUNTER RHOADS from Carlisle was the seventh place winner. He was awarded an M&M Fun Machine dispenser and M&M character pen from Masterfoods USA. In addition, Hunter also received a sun visor, multi-colored highlighters and eyeball gumballs.

Eighth prize was awarded to ADAM SHEA AUKAMP from Harrisburg. He has won a gift certificate from Cold Stone Creamery located at the Colonial Commons Shopping Center in Harrisburg, and three certificates for free personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut in Hummelstown.

KELSEY ECKERD from Mechanicsburg was awarded ninth prize. Kelsey received a gift certificate from Cold Stone Creamery and two certificates for free personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut.

Tri-County Association for the Blind is a private non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired and to provide prevention of blindness services to the public. Partial funding for Social Services and Prevention of Blindness programs has been made available through grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, and Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation. The agency, which services Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties, offers a variety of services including: Access Technology, Prevention of Blindness programs, Radio Reading Service, Social Services, Low Vision Services, a Production Facility, Carpeting Department and Janitorial Service. For more information about Tri-County Association for the Blind call (717) 238-2531 or visit our web site at www.cartmann.com.



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