This year the Taxpayers group reached out to all Calaveras County schools to celebrate the U.S. Constitution, known as the “supreme law of the land”, with a creative art, essay, and video contest. The contest was open to all students within the county.
Although 38 students participated in the contest, 13 registered and 8 entered with the required parental permission slips. All winners receive cash, plus a Pocket Constitution, Free Yogurt Coupon and free Zip Line Ride at Moaning Caverns Resort. All participants receive a pocket constitution.
The essay (grade 8) $50 winner is Marshall Maness of Mark Twain Elementary school.
The first place art poster $25 winner is Matteo Arce, 2nd grade, of Michelson Elementary school.
The second place art poster $15 winner is Gabriella Malamed, 4th grade, of Valley Springs Elementary school.
The third place art poster $10 winner is Ellie Willard, 4th grade, of Valley Springs Elementary school.
Special thanks goes to the parents, teachers, administrators and CCTA Contest Committee who helped promote the contest; Mary Boblet, Contest Webmaster; and the panel of judges: Gary Kuntz, Eric Du Temple, Steve Fairchild, Jean Turpin, Chuck Milazzo and Judy Wilmot. The prize donors are Mother Lode Bank, Moaning Cavern Resort, Bambi Land Properties, Scott’s Yogurt factory and Jim Bailey, AAA Insurance Agent.
The winners will be recognized by Congressman Tom McClintock, who will be the keynote speaker at a public Buffet Luncheon, sponsored by the Taxpayers Association, to be held at the Murphys Historic Hotel on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. To attend, see information below.
McClintock’s commentaries on California public policy have appeared in every major newspaper in California and he is a frequent guest on radio and television broadcasts across the nation. Numerous taxpayer associations have honored him for his leadership on state budget issues.
There will be an exciting fund raising raffle at the luncheon and prize donations are most welcome.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. On-line reservations are available until October 17, 2011 at the CCTA website: CalaverasTaxpayers.org. Or call 785-1491.