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Tomorrow is ‘Pick-up Pagosa’ deadline

Tomorrow is the deadline to enter the fourth annual “Pick-up Pagosa Country” poster and essay contests.

Children in grades K-8 are eligible to enter; children in grades K-4 can submit entries in the poster contest, while children in grades 5-8 can get involved by entering the essay contest.

The theme for entries in the poster contest (grades K-4) is, naturally, “Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should focus on the impacts of litter and/or recycling on our community and should be submitted according to the following general guidelines:

• All entries should be submitted on 8.5x11 paper.

• Any art supplies can be used.

• Neatness, legibility and creativity are essential.

• Artwork must be original and hand-drawn.

• Include student’s name, grade and phone number on the back of entry.

The theme for entries in the essay contest (grades 5-8) is also “Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should explain why local litter prevention and/or recycling efforts are important and should follow these guidelines:

• All entries must be legibly hand-written on 8.5x11 paper.

• Entries are limited to a maximum of 250 words.

• Include student’s name, grade and phone number with entry.

Submissions can be dropped off at the front desk in Town Hall until 5 p.m. Oct. 28. Submissions can also be mailed to: Pick-up Pagosa Country Contest, Town Hall, P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Submissions will not be returned.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place entries in each grade. The first-place entries in each grade will be recognized in an upcoming issue of The SUN.

For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 232, or e-mail tcarosello@centurytel.net.

Youth basketball

Registration for the 7-8 youth basketball program has closed and rosters will be finalized by the middle of next week.

Coaches and sponsors for this division are needed and appreciated. Please note that registration for the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will begin in mid-November; the season for these divisions will not begin until early January.

For more information call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

Youth volleyball

Practice schedules for the 9-10 division and game schedules for the 11-12 division are available at the recreation office in Town Hall.

Schedules have also been posted in Adobe format on the recreation department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

For more information, contact Darren Lewis, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Sports hotline

General information concerning the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department can be obtained by calling the Pagosa Springs Sports Hotline at 264-4151, Ext. 301, or logging on to townofpagosasprings.com and going to the parks and recreation link.

All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

For any questions, concerns or additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

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