(ATLANTIC) Students from Atlantic, Anita, Cumberland, Massena, Lewis and Walnut elementary schools will participate in the Coca-Cola Days Coloring Contest this week to celebrate the 20th anniversary year of the annual tourism event.
“The contest is done in partnership with the area schools,” Coca-Cola Days Chair Dolly Bergmann said. “Some classes do the project in their classrooms, and others send the coloring sheets home with students to do on their own time.”
Safeguard/Choice Printing provides the coloring sheets and Bonnesen’s 5 & 10 provides the prizes for grades K-3. The coloring sheets are judged by the Coca-Cola Days committee members and students are awarded a $10 Bonnesen’s gift card for first place and a $5 gift card for second place. Photos of the winners will be publicized before the September 22nd event and the participants coloring sheets will be displayed in downtown store fronts September 18-24.
“Collectors from 20 to 30 states come to Atlantic for Coca-Cola Days and rave about the amount of community support our convention has,” Bergmann said. “The coloring contest, parade and retail promotions done during that week are all a part of why they love to come to Atlantic.”
The deadline to enter is by 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 12th by returning the coloring sheets to the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce at 102 Chestnut Street, Atlantic.