Have I ever told you I love our city? We have so much fun participating in the various activities around here. Last month they announced a Literary Contest, so I thought it would be fun for some of us to enter. As it turned out, nearly all the public school-aged kids entered and I did too.
Today I got an email that indicated that someone from our email address had won. I was pretty excited to drive up to the Gale Center to find out who. I was so surprised when I was presented with not one, but FOUR winner's envelopes containing cash.
Seven-year-old Curly scored $25 in cash for his 2nd place win in the Child Poetry division. His first response was to tell me he was super excited because he could buy six boxes of Girl Scout cookies! (I don't think so... although I am pretty impressed with his math skills.)
Sport won 3rd place in the Youth Poetry category and he promptly got Princess to take him to WalMart so he could spend most of his $10.
First Place in the Youth Short Stories category went to Crafty and she was thrilled to receive $50 that she needed desperately to pay her dance competition fees for her solo next week.
And last of all, I won 2nd place in the Adult Short Stories division. I guess after 5 years I've had quite a bit of practice writing stories for all of you. Now guess where I am going to spend my $50.