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Wildly creative children

Cindy Ramunno
Special to the DailyEighteen grand-prize winners show of their artwork for Avon Elementary School's Wild West Day poster contest.

Avon Elementary School’s poets and artists found strong inspiration to promote Wild West Day 2004. Wild West Day, a fund-raiser for all eight public elementary schools in Eagle County, will be celebrated Sunday at 4 Eagle Ranch north of Wolcott.

The events feature kids’ activities, arts and crafts, live entertainment, a massive silent auction and much more fun for the whole family. Admission is $5 per person and al proceeds are divided among the eight participating schools.

As part of the Wild West Day festivities, the elementary school responsible for hosting the event each year sponsors a posters and poems contest. Kindergarten through fifth grade students enter original artwork or poetry based on the theme, “What I love about Wild West Day.”

This year, more than 200 of Avon Elementary’s students submitted poems and posters. Every students who entered earned a prize and three grand prize winners were chosen from each grade level. These students presented their work on TV8’s “Good Morning Vail.”

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