Coloring contest names seven winners


Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab recently recognized several young artists in the nursing facility’s annual community coloring contest.

Sophia Ingram, 9, from Whitehall won a Nintendo Switch Lite, the top prize at the event open to children aged 3-12.

“Kids always help us feel young at heart,” said Stephanie Smith, executive director and CEO of the facility. “Seeing the work of these young artists showed everyone that we have real talent in the region, and it’s gratifying to host this mini art exhibition every year.”

The Easter-themed coloring contest is not just a fun event for residents and staff, but an opportunity for the skilled nursing facility to reach out to the community, Smith said.

Judges chose winners in three age categories: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, with Residents’ Choice and Staff’s Choice winners chosen from each. In addition to the first prize, the Residents’ Choice winners received a $25 check from the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Staff Choice winner received a $10 gift certificate from Bolt’s Candy, Cones and Corn.

In addition to Sophia winning the top prize, other winners included:

• Carley Peterson of Jacksonville — Residents’ Choice winner, ages 9-12

• Stevie Clark of Jacksonville — Staff Choice winner, ages 9-12

• Madeine Crossin of Jacksonville — Residents’ Choice winner, ages 6-8

• Easton Graham of Chapin — Staff Choice winner, ages 6-8

• Harper Prather of Jacksonville — Residents’ Choice winner, 3-5 years old

• Savannah Ryan of Jacksonville — winner of the staff choice, 3 to 5 years old


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