Woodridge Neighborhood Library Partners with Pop-Warner Football Team to Promote Fatherhood Essay Competition

(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.”

A panel of judges will select the winning essays and will notify honorees by June 5.  Entry forms will be available at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library starting April 15.  Essays must be delivered to the Woodridge Neighborhood Library, located at 1801 Hamlin St. NE, by May 15.  All essays should include a name, address, phone number and age.  All contestants and their families and friends are invited to the awards ceremony on June 10.

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