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LAKE SHORE ELEMENTARY RECEIVES $1000 ART PRIZE
Vancouver School’s Entry the Top Vote Getter at Winter Wonderland School Art Contest
(Vancouver, WA) In a financial and creative windfall, the budding artists taught by Erin Stromme at Lake Shore Elementary School in Vancouver, WA were awarded a $1000 First Place prize for their original artwork submitted at the 21st annual Winter Wonderland Children’s Art Contest.
“Our 5th grade students have begun to brainstorm how the funds will be used to enhance the art program at Lake Shore, “said Ms. Stromme “The Winter Wonderland competition was truly a great opportunity to highlight the arts - I can think of no larger stage to showcase elementary student work.”
Supporting the community is an important component of Winter Wonderland which was presented this year by the Columbia Humane Society. More than $580,000 and over 43 tons of food have been donated to local non-profit groups in the past 21 years. The art competition has long been a highlight of the event, one of America’s largest drive-through holiday light shows.
Entries from schools throughout the Portland/Vancouver area were displayed along the 1.5 mile show at Portland International Raceway. Each participating school was provided – with support from
Miller Paint and ProBuild - with a 4’ x 8’ board, paint and brushes. Visitors to the event voted for their top three favorites focusing on the 2013 theme: “Friendship, Family and Fun.”
Erin Stromme and her students were recently honored at a special celebration and check presentation
at Lake Shore.
Rated #1 Holiday Event in Portland, by the Portland Business Journal, in 2013
Thank you to everyone who voted for Winter Wonderland.