A Jacksboro Middle School Student is this year’s annual Campbell County Lions Club Peace Poster Winner. Sixth-grader Bailey Sommers impressed the local Lions Club with her peace poster’s originality and artistic creativity. The poster was inspired by a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, saying that “peace cannot be attained, it must be earned.”
For the last 30 years, Lions Clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the International Peace Poster Contest in local schools. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.
Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit, and expression of the theme. Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, state, and then finally to the international level. At the international level, judges from the artistic communities select one grand prize winner – who will receive $5,000 and a trip to the Lions Clubs International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Campbell County Lions believe Bailey’s creation to have what it takes to compete at higher levels, and have submitted her artwork to the next level of the competition.
About the Lions Club
For more than 100 years, Lions Clubs International has been serving those in need. With more than 1.4 million members, Lions are the global leader in humanitarian service. The local affiliate of this international organization has been chartered since 2006, and prides itself on serving the local community. For information on the club, please call (423) 494-4894.
It is a Thanksgiving tradition for many folks to get up and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For Katie O’Rourke this year will be different. Instead of watching the parade on TV or even in person she will be marching in it.
O’Rourke is originally from LaFollette but is now living in Del Rio, Texas. She is the daughter of Paul O’Rourke and Beth Smith. Her grand parents are Nancy Green, John Greene, Millie O’Rourke and Jim Christopher. She was sponsored for the trip in part by the Friends of the LaFollette Library.
Her extended family are very proud of Katie and encourage you all to tune in to see her in the parade.
Looking for a way to pay your library fines and give back to the community? LaFollette Public Library is holding “Food for Fines” in November. Every can of a nonperishable food item brought in will erase $1 of fines. At the end of the month the food will be donated to a local food bank to be distributed to those in need during December.
For more information call LaFollette Public Library at 423-562-5154.