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Re: Beware of contests

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Lincoln Arts (lincarts)
Wed, 9 Dec 1998 11:38:10 -0800

Thanks, Reatha. I didn't realize how bad the problem was with
organizations/businesses hitting up schools with "opportunities" (read
"freebies" for the businesses). I do now though, and it gives me a new

Thanks! :)

>To be perfectly fair, or unperfectly, I don't think my colleagues were
>referring to the many fine competitions such as yours. And I agree on the
>drunk driving issue. The younger we get them to think about that the better
>chance we have of preventing them from drinking and driving. BUT there are
>many organizations or businesses that inundate you with "opportunities" for
>children to create posters for one thing or another. I think that their
>intentions are good. They just don't realize that, if we did every poster
>"opportunity" that came along, we would not have time to even address our
>What we need to do, however, instead of just ignoring them, which is what I am
>guilty of, is educate them to other ways that they can support what we are
>doing. Which is what your competition is all about. I wish we had such an
>event in our area. I know I would have no problem getting my entries together.
Jeanne-Marie Fritts
Executive Director

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