Keep Darlington County Beautiful names winners of annual art contest

Keep Darlington County Beautiful announced recently the two winners of its annual art contest. Chloe Moore of Hartsville Middle School earned first place, and Divya Patel of Hartsville High School took home second.

Renee Howle (left) and Gary White (right), both with Keep Darlington County Beautiful, present t-shirts to Chloe Moore (left center) and Divya Patel (right center) after the two were named winners of the organization’s annual art contest. The shirt on the left depicts Moore’s first-place artwork.

Renee Howle, an organizer with Keep Darlington County Beautiful, said the organization received more than 230 entries from 4K through 12th grade this year, more than she can recall ever receiving in the past. She said the two winners certainly deserved the recognition.

“Their artwork represented well our message to the community of being litter-free,” she said. “We just appreciate Darlington County School District, the art teachers and the students for participating. We hold this each year, and we look forward to working with everyone again next year.”

Students who choose to participate in the contest must create a piece of artwork using Palmetto Pride’s colors of blue and green as well as the organization’s slogan, which is “We all keep Darlington County clean in 2017.” The contest hopes to promote to the community the importance of not littering.

Each year, Palmetto Pride funds the cost of gloves, vests, trash grabbers and trash bags when Keep Darlington County Beautiful participates in the Great American Cleanup throughout April, May and June.
The organization printed the artwork of Moore and Patel on official t-shirts that will be distributed to volunteers participating in the Great American Cleanup. Additionally, Moore received a $50 gift card, and Patel received a $25 gift card.

For more information about Keep Darlington County Beautiful or to volunteer, please call 843-398-4800.

Author: mrollins

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