Friday, November 9, 2012

Local Peace Poster winners selected....Congratulations!

Winners of the annual Lions Peace Poster Contest were honored last night (11/8/12) during a meeting of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.  

The creators of the two winning posters are in front with their certificates and cash prizes.  

On the left in front is John Maher, whose poster captured 1st Place and won him a $50 prize.  His parents, Jim and Jean Maher are behind him.   On the right in front is Caden Kinter, who won 2nd Place and received a $35 prize.  His mother, LeAnn Steffen, is behind him. 

Standing at far right are Kristy Messner, supervisor of the contest at the Belle Fourche Middle School, and Bill Kunerth, who is chairman of the local contest.  For a closer look at the awards ceremony and the winners, visit our Lions Photo Gallery!

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and young groups.  The contest encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.  For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.  

We're proud of all the  Belle Fourche kids who participated in this contest.  And our congratulations again to John Maher and Caden Kinter!