Along with Relay For Life moving to downtown Ellwood City, an idea formed about doing a sidewalk chalk art contest. Team North Sewickley Walkers took the challenge on putting together this first time event. As Saturday June 10, 2017 dawned relayers awoke to thunder and rain, upon arriving downtown Lawrence avenue our sidewalk area was wet. We hope it will dry by noon or the chalk may not write on the squares, thank goodness it dried. The young artist started to register at noon and went right away to work creating their works of art each with a bag of chalk supplied by our team. Judging was quite rough, but we appointed out twelve winners in four age groups as follows with the winning artwork.
Team North Sewickley would like to Thank two businesses that donate gifts for First and Second place prizes; Walt, store manager at 7-11 for four $10 gift cards and Beth, Barry’s Ice Cream for four free ice cream cone certificates. Third place prizes were emoji stuffed faces for backpacks and four $2.00 bills, every winner also received a bag of candy and all registered artist received a emoji colored wristband.
Thank you to our entire young artists 17 total with a few doubling with friends or siblings. Thank you to the borough for letting us use the sidewalk between the Municipal Building and Grand paws Salon for the contest, and finally to the City Council for inviting Relay For Life to downtown Ellwood City. Hope to repeat next year downtown.
Article and photos provided by Jackie Kline, Team Captain