Artists and poets in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade were invited to participate in the contest by creating original works of art that demonstrate their healthy choices. The contest is made possible through a generous sponsorship donation from Evans Bank. The full list of winners can be found on wnyunited.org.
WNY United has partnered with the Hamburg Fairgrounds and the Festival of Lights to showcase the winning pieces in the Drive Safe Forest throughout the month of December. In the forest stands a 10 foot tall Drive Safe Tree decorated with hundreds of ornaments created by local students. Each ornament represents that child’s wish that adults refrain from driving while impaired by alcohol, prescription medications, or other drugs this holiday season.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard will be present for the ceremony along with representatives from the Hamburg Fairgrounds, Evans Bank, Preventionfocus, Inc., WNY United and participating school districts.