Noticing a lack of cards to thank veterans for their service to our nation on Veterans Day, Franklin County Recorder Terry Brown is seeking the assistance of local school children to help solve this issue.
Brown has invited all students in Franklin County schools in grades K-12 to participate in his first Veterans Appreciation Card art contest.
“It is important that our citizens have the opportunity to thank the brave men and women who have served our great nation,” said Brown. “I am happy that our office can help facilitate the extension of the gratitude of our residents.”
Students are asked to design a greeting card with a patriotic theme and a greeting for the inside. Cards will be 8.5 by 11 folded either vertically or horizontally. The designs may be computer generated or drawn by hand. The top five winning designs will be chosen by veterans who work for the Franklin County Recorder’s Office.
Winning designs will be announced at the Franklin County Recorder’s Veterans Appreciation event scheduled for May 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin County Memorial Hall, located at 280 East Broad St. in Columbus.
The cards will be produced and available free of charge in the county recorder’s office and at all public events, such as community festivals,
Designs should be submitted by May 15. They can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Franklin County Recorder, Attn: Jarrell Black, 373 South High St., 18th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.
Individuals with questions may contact Jarrell Black, assistant outreach director at 525-3823.