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Art Contest Fights Hunger, Teaches Compassion

The 2017 Chalk-the-Walk Contest for Children and Families will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Andrews Park, 201 W. Daws. 

The sidewalk chalk art contest will be held this year in conjunction with the CROP Walk to Stop Hunger, which kicks off at 2 p.m. from Andrews Park. The three-mile charity walk raises awareness and raises funds to help fight hunger and poverty locally and globally. 

This year's contest will be hosted by members of Norman Public Schools FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Participants will be grouped by age, with a separate category for family entries. There is no cost to participate, and chalk will be provided.

 “The contest helps raise awareness about the impact of hunger and poverty on families. Most importantly, it teaches children to use art and creativity to bring positive change to their world,” said April Heiple, CROP Walk Chair.