Submissions being accepted for 'Prettiest Baby Contest'
SHAMOKIN - The Shamokin Rotary Club will hold its fourth annual "Prettiest Baby Contest" at the upcoming Anthracite Heritage Festival Saturday, May 24.
Baby photos of an 8x10-inch size of all babies two years and younger by May 24 can be dropped off at Bader's Fine Furniture, 704 N. Liberty St., Shamokin, before Friday, May 23. There will be a registration fee of $5 each photo.
The photos will be displayed at the Shamokin Rotary booth during the Heritage Festival Saturday, May 24. Votes can be cast for $1. The photo that receives the most votes will award $100.
Proceeds from the contest will be used for community service projects by the Shamokin Rotary. The club's projects include providing dictionaries to every third-grade student, the Santa Sleigh, supporting the Salvation Army Food baskets, Manna for the Many and the Relay for Life.
The Rotary also supports flower beautification projects and have obtained a matching grant for clean-up and renovation at the picnic shed area at the Bunker Hill baseball field complex.
The club also recognizes student of the month from Northumberland County Career and Technology Center (NCCTC) and awards two scholarships to two deserving students to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award), a leadership skills training program at Juniata College.
The Shamokin Rotary will also be sponsoring an exchange student from Germany for the 2014-15 school year.