For Malad, a sign of the beginning of the holiday season is the annual Christmas Coloring Contest, and the 2012 contest officially begins with the delivery of coloring books in this week’s edition of The Idaho Enterprise. This year more children than ever are expected to be entering for a chance to received a “really grand prize”! Gary and Sherma Shepherd of The Dude Ranch Cafe have donated the grand prize: an Apple iPad!
The contest is sponsored under the direction of The Idaho Enterprise. This year sponsoring merchants include the following: The Dude Ranch Cafe, Idaho Milling and Grain, Texaco Central Service, Mountain States Insurance, Burger King, The City of Malad, Kanine Corner, Daisy Hollow Floral and Gifts and Just Imagine Furniture, Pizza Stop, Thomas Electric and Furniture, the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce, Hess Pumice Products, Inc., ABC-123 Preschool, Ireland Bank, ATC Communications, Evans Co-op True Value, Allen Drug and Variety, Me-n-Lou’s Restaurant, Kwik Stop, K-C Oil, Do-it-Best Hess Lumber and Home Center, Malad Drive In, Thomas Market, Oneida County Hospital, Hair by Lisa, NAPA Hess Truck Auto Ag and The Idaho Enterprise.
The coloring contest is open to children 12 years of age or younger, and no purchase is required to enter or win any of the scores of prizes.
The rules allow children to use crayons, pencils, markers or paints to color with; however, the use of glued or attached items like cotton or glitter is prohibited.
Once colored, the pictures should be taken to the stores whose names appear on the pages. Only one entry per child for each participating merchant is allowed.
The deadline for returning completed pictures i2 Monday, December 3. Children are encouraged to enter early and see their pictures displayed in the stores. Each participating merchant will judge entries in their own store contest, and the merchants should notify winners by Wednesday, December 5. Photos of winners will be taken Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7. Pictures will appear in the Christmas edition of The Idaho Enterprise.
Drawing Slated December 8
All entries in each store’s contest will be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing to be held on Saturday, December 8, at the Community Christmas Tree in downtown Malad. Winners must be present at the 1:00 p.m. drawing to claim prizes.
This year’s grand prizes include an Apple iPad provided by Gary and Sherma Shepherd of the Dude Ranch Cafe, and a bicycle courtesy of Swire Coca-Cola of Pocatello and Ron Smith of Coca-Cola. There will also be a Purple Furby, cash prizes, lots of toys and soda pop, courtesy of The Idaho Enterprise.