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The Orland Park Prairie 021518

22 | February 15, 2018 |

22 | February 15, 2018 | The orland park prairie Life & Arts Publisher announces winners of 2018 Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest Creativity, compassion on display across 623 total entries Bill Jones, Editor Proving once again to be one of the most popular annual contests run by 22nd Century Media, the 2018 Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest saw 623 total entries across three age groups and seven towns. And while a lucky nine have been chosen (see accompanying images and awards) as winners, the gigantic collection of entries was to be delivered to area veterans with the help of a local organization. With that in mind, 22nd Century Media would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter and spread the love this Valentine’s Day. As for the contest, this year we picked first, second and third in each of the age groups. Winners were chosen based on creativity and neatness. All three of the 9- to 12-year-old winners are to receive two hours of free bowling for up to six people, including shoe rentals, along with a pizza and pitcher of pop, at Laraway Lanes, 1009 W. Laraway Road in New Lenox. The three 6- to 8-year-old winners will get a multi-use pass for the Splash Park run by the Mokena Community Park District. And the 3- to 5-year-old winning entrants will take home a $5 gift certificate to Dairy Queen, 950 E. 9th St. in Lockport. Publisher 22nd Century Media also would like to thank the contest’s generous sponsors. Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12 1st Place 1st Place 1st Place Peter Tadros, Orland Park Rania Siddiqui, Frankfort Gabriella Escobedo, Orland Park 2nd Place 3rd Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Lily Kudla, New Lenox Ivee Aftanas, New Lenox Angelina Tadros Orland Park Audriana Lang, Lockport Emma Vogler, New Lenox Maddie Giampaolo Frankfort Life & Arts the orland park prairie | February 15, 2018 | 23 Doing it herself Teens light up The Bridge with letters during DIY program Sophia Vodnik, of Tinley Park, takes part in a recent DIY Light Up Letters program at The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park. Photo submitted Lessons in realism The Bridge program volunteer leads drawing program Program Volunteer Andrea Sanchez leads a recent Realistic Drawing program at The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park. Photo submitted Resident Poet ‘Angels Today’ Susanne Cabrini Marie Orland Park Resident Where on earth are the angels today? What do they look like; what do they say? They’re mothers and fathers and siblings you see, Most without wings, not where you think they’d be. Angels are among us day and night— Never letting loved ones far from sight. They’re soldiers, police, beauticians and secretaries, And do God’s work when He deems it necessary. Yes, angels are everywhere, dispensing love and care. Whether seen or not, realize they’re always there! visit us online at