Thursday, April 24, 2014

Celebrating Eco-Heroes in Bloomington

Of course, when I caught word of a contest among school children to express themselves via the arts regarding our environmental challenges, I did everything I could to attend.

Even and including burning carbons to get there.

Sure, enough, this event, held in Bloomington's City Hall and staged by the City of Bloomington Environmental Commission, took place on April 23, an appropriate gathering for Earth Week.

Mayor Mark Kruzan was on hand to deliver the prizes to the students, and generally crack everyone up with his sense of humor.

I met some great folks, which is always what's best about these sorts of things. Here are some of the pieces of art created by the kids, ranging from k-3 thru high school.

The winner of the high school competitors was by Sara Burgoon a student at Bloomington South High School:

This is, I gathered the third or fourth Eco-Heroes Competition, so if you live in the Bloomington area and are -- or have -- some creative-minded kids, keep an eye out for next year's event.