Dear Summer Diary,
This year I organized a chalk contest as part of my town's yearly celebration, Camp Clarke Days.
With not a lot of time to plan, plus a little vacation adventure in the middle of it all, I think things came together pretty well! (The only experience I've ever had with a chalk contest was when Tia & I entered a contest at the Uptown Chalk Festival 3 summers ago in Richland, WA. We came in honorable mention, too!) This 1st year's attempt at chalkiness included 24 contestants with a total of 27 chalk entries, plus several other chalkers that drew for the fun of it--including moi. (I got to plant some owlies & cupcakes in front of the bakery!)
Some of my friends stayed up late the night before & drew a few pictures on the sidewalks to get the chalk party started.
|My friend Sadie's chalk drawing|
My girls & I were out there for about 7 hours playing with chalk, registering contestants, & watching the other participants draw. Not once were they bored.
|Tied for 1st place in the 13 & Up age category|
By the end of the day, we were a mighty fine trio of mess!!
P.S. Our bathtub sure needs a good scrubbing now.
|Zoey's winning chalk drawing!|
|Pazely, working on her winning piece!|
To view all the pics from the contest, click HERE.