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Art winners announced

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Voyageurs National Park is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth-annual National Park Week kids’ art contest.

More than 260 children entered the annual contest as part of the park’s National Park Week festivities.

All are invited to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, located east of International Falls, this Saturday (April 21) from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to view the children’s art, and to join in the festivities as awards are given to the following winners:

•Pre-school/Kindergarten—1. David Ciriacy (Falls Elementary) 2. Maggie Morgan (Indus) 3. Alexis Promersberger (Littlefork-Big Falls Elementary);

•Grade 1/2—1. Landre Butler (West End Elementary) 2. Crystal Marquez (West End Elementary) 3. Tate Promersberger (Littlefork-Big Falls Elementary);

•Grade 3/4—1. Sammi Hervey (Indus) 2. Candace Morff (Indus) 3. Beth Dahlquist (Falls Elementary); and

•Grade 5/6—1. Cade MacKay (Falls Elementary) 2. Katie West (Falls Elementary) 3. Skye Fuller (Indus)

The theme for this year’s art contest was “Voyageurs National Park—Explore, Learn, Protect!”

This also is the theme of the national Junior Ranger program. Join us at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center this Saturday (April 21)from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. as we celebrate Junior Ranger Day with games, special prizes, and refreshments.

Scheduled activities include joining Ranger Melissa for fun games about bears (11:30 a.m.), joining Ranger Teri for fun loon games (12:45 p.m.), joining Ranger Tawnya for wolf games (1:30 p.m.)

A hike on the Oberholtzer Trail will follow at 2 p.m.

Prizes for the annual kids’ art contest are provided by the Friends of Voyageurs National Park. Refreshments provided by the Lake States Interpretive Association.

Voyageurs National Park welcomes you to join us this weekend as we kick off a new season of great opportunities to enjoy the beautiful lakes, woods, and wildlife of our northern home.

Looking for suggestions of what to do in the park this spring or summer?

Stop by the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, which is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or call 1-218-286-5258.

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