Raystown Lake hosts sidewalk chalk art contest at Seven Points Beach

Published July 21, 2016

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Raystown Lake invites the public to their annual “Chalk the Walk” sidewalk chalk art contest on Saturday, July 30, at Seven Points Beach in Hesston, Pennsylvania. The event aims to bring art into the community while spreading water safety awareness and environmental stewardship.

The contest is open to all ages and is free of charge. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and entries can be drawn anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Winners will be contacted following judging, which is scheduled to end at 7 p.m. Artists need not be present at judging to win.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: ages 6-8, 9-12, 13-17, and 18 and up. Each age group and theme will have a first place winner which will receive a cash prize and a Raystown fun pack. Additional prizes will be awarded to a fan favorite. Exhibition entries and participation awards are available to all children under 6 years of age.

Chalk and basic art supplies will be provided. If preferred, artists may supply their own materials upon approval.

In the event of rain, the contest will be rescheduled for Aug. 13, 2016. For a full list of contest rules, contact event organizer Olivia Mays at 814-658-6809.

The Corps would like to thank the sponsors of this event: The Friends of Raystown Lake, The Huntingdon County Visitor’s Bureau, Lighthouse Concessions, Seven Points Bait & Grocery, Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Hoss’s, Kiwanis Club, LRR, and more!

Raystown Lake is the largest lake located entirely in Pennsylvania and offers 8,300 surface acres of clear water surrounded by 21,000 acres of forested mountain slopes. Raystown is a multi-purpose lake constructed and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood risk management, recreation and natural resource opportunities, and hydropower. For more information on Raystown Lake, visit the natural resources program link at http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Missions/DamsRecreation/Raystown.aspx or call 814-658-3405.

Olivia Mays

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