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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:47 am

Happy poetry month

Illustration contest open to kids

Happy Poetry Month!

As part of the April celebration, the Vachel Lindsay Association and Vachel Lindsay State Historic Site are hosting an illustration contest for students kindergarten through sixth grade. You must live in Springfield or the area. Just select a poem by Lindsay that is posted on the VLA website, fill out the authorization and release form and postmark your entry by April 18. Complete rules at www.vachellindsay.org

Winners will receive a Barnes and Noble gift certificate and a copy of Lindsay’s books The Little Turtle and The Yellow Book. An award reception will be held on Sunday, May 18 from 2-3 p.m. at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 313 S. Sixth Street, downtown Springfield.


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