Sunday, March 17, 2013
Two Century High School students received awards for posters they made for the 68th Annual AAA Annual Traffic Safety Poster Contest.
The AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest is promoted across the Mid-Atlantic region as a way to increase awareness and to reduce traffic and pedestrian crashes, the leading cause of death and serious injury among children. For the contest, high school students were invited to create slogans and visuals that displayed categories relevant to teen driver safety, such as alcohol awareness and distracted driving. Century High School Sophmore Amy Elberfeld won third prize in the high school age division with her poster about driving while distracted. She said she knows that many of her fellow students tend to eat and/or look at their phones while driving, so she thought it was an important theme to represent. Elberfeld clearly titles her poster…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page here from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Carroll County Public Schools.
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The "art carts" will be donated to local elementary schools to promote recycling.
The Carroll County Department of Public Works asked local artists to turn an average recycling bin into a work of art. Recycling bins decorated by local artists were displayed in the lobby of the Carroll County Office Building and voted on to celebrate celebrated "America Recycles Day" on Nov. 15. The winners of the contest are: "I wanted to do something fun to keep folks aware of our recycling programs in Carroll County," said Maria Myers, Carroll County’s Recycling Manager who headed the project. The recycling contest required that artists decorate a 65 gallon recycling bin, asking them to be mindful that the carts must still function as a recycling bin and be appropriate for community viewing. The decorated bins will be donated to …