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Posted: April 12, 2011 7:09 p.m.

Miracle League begins fundraiser

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Notecards designed by Covinton-area children are on sale now in a Miracle League fundraiser. The cards were drawn last year in the Miracle League's annual competition to raise awareness of exceptional children and their recreation needs. Each pack of 12 cards costs $10 and features two cards designed by each of the six featured artists. All proceeds go to the construction of the Miracle League Complex at City Pond Park. Cards are available at the Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Road. Call (770) 786-4373, extension 14.

Entries will be accepted through Monday to select artwork that will be featured in the next edition of the cards. The contest is sponsored by the Miracle League of Newton County and Newton County Special Olympics.

The contest is open to ages 5 to 22, and the artwork theme must feature a child or children with special needs participating in some type of recreational activity. The picture must be created on 8 ½-inch-by-11-inch paper in any medium, but can't be three-dimensional.

Bring submissions by Monday to the Newton County Recreation Commission at the Turner Lake Complex, or give the work to a local school (public or private) art teacher.

You can see the submissions at the Newton County Special Olympics track and field events May 2-4, and at the Newton County Library beginning May 9.

Prizes will be awarded to top three contestants in elementary, middle and high school age groups. Note-cards will be made of all prize-winning artwork to use as a fundraiser for the Miracle League. Prizewinners will be notified on April 25.

Contact Tamara Richardson with the Miracle League of Newton County at (770) 786-4373 extension 14, or trichardson@co.newton.ga.us), or Lynda Reagan with Newton County Special Olympics at (770) 784-4954 or reagan.lynda@newton.k12.ga.us).

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