Children's Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest to Help Fight Hunger, Teach Compassion

NORMAN – The Cleveland County CROP Walk to Stop Hunger will host Chalk the Walk for Hunger, a sidewalk chalk art contest for children, teens and families, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Andrews Park Pavilion, 201 W. Daws in Norman.

The contest theme is “Helping The Hungry-Making a Difference.” This year's chalk art contest will be presented by members of Norman Public Schools FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Prizes will be awarded by age group, with a separate prize for team entries. Chalk will be provided. A suggested entry fee peanut butter or canned tuna will benefit the food pantry at Food & Shelter Inc. of Norman.

The chalk art contest precedes the CROP Walk to Stop Hunger, a three-mile charity walk that raises funds and raises awareness to help fight hunger and poverty locally and globally. Walk registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the walk will kick off at 2 p.m. Oct. 2o from Andrews Park. Sidewalk chalk art contest winners will be announced after the walk.

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

For information, contact Wheelock at (405) 620-1305 or visit the walk website at