The annual coloring contest celebrating the 11th Annual Holly Jolly, Electric Christmas Parade is underway. Sponsored by K & B Supplies for Success as well as the Downtown Paris Association. Coloring sheets are available downtown at K & B, The Toggery, Jack’s Java, the DPA Facebook page and VisitDowntownParis.com.
“The winner in each age group will receive an enormous basket of super cool art supplies from our store,” said Brenda Evans of K & B. “As in years past, it includes colored markers, crayons, drawing pads, construction paper, paints, modeling clay and more.”
“To make things even sweeter, there will be candy and other Christmas goodies,” Evans added.
Each basket has a retail value of $75.
The contest is divided into two age groups one page for kindergarten through second graders and a different page for third through fifth graders. Coloring sheets should be returned to any of the locations mentioned before 5 p.m. Dec. 9, the day of the Downtown Christmas Festival and Holly, Jolly, Electric Christmas Parade.
Winners will be contacted by the DPA the following week.
Henry County High School art students created and submitted a selection of coloring sheets and a panel of judges chose two sketches, one for each age group.
“I am so proud of our student artists, both of whom are seniors,” said HCHS Art Instructor Greg Chandler.
“Julia Hendrix and Breanna Hogan created the sketches chosen and as in past years, this was a terrific learning experience for them.
“We always look forward to partnering with the DPA and giving back to our community,” Chandler added.
“After the coloring sheets are judged, we will post as many pages from our young artists as possible in our front window for Santa to see when he is in Downtown Paris on weekends,” said Evans.
For more information on the contest call Evans at 731-540-1222 or the DPA Office at 731-653-PARIS (7274).