(Washington) The Woodridge Neighborhood Library is sponsoring a Father's Day essay contest aimed at emphasizing the importance of fathers to the development of children.
This is the second year that the library has sponsored the contest. Children and teens aged 10 to 16 are eligible. Participants are asked to write a one-page essay completing and expanding on the following sentence, "Fathers are special because...” The essay can be about the child’s biological father or other significant father figure.
While the essay contest was successful last year, librarian Marcia Cross-Briscoe would like boys to enter this year.
“Last year, only girls entered,” said Cross-Briscoe. “This year, we have partnered with the Woodridge Warriors Youth Organization, Inc., with the hope that some of the males in their program will write essays.”