A celebration organised for contributors The News' Kids' Page has been a roaring success - with more than 100 children turning out to enjoy a movie, prizes and ice cream.JORDIE KRAUTZ January 17, 2013 4:10am
More than 100 children took part in the Shepparton News Kids’ Page celebrations yesterday, with a complimentary movie, goodie bag and ice-cream all part of the fun.
For the children who sent in drawings, jokes and recipes to be printed in the weekly pull-out this year, some great prizes were up for grabs — including DVDs, books and even a scooter.
News marketing co-ordinator Lisa Kubeil said she was grateful to everyone for their help in getting Kids’ Page published.
‘‘The party’s to thank all our sponsors and to reward the kids for their fantastic drawings throughout the year,’’ she said.
Each piece that the children send in earns them a star to their name and at the beginning of the year the child with most stars is crowned winner and given a great prize.
This year’s winner was Riley Locke.
Every year Kids’ Page is sad to see its 13-year-olds leave, but Ms Kubeil is confident that they will continue to see dozens of drawings, paintings, jokes, recipes and other artworks sent in every week.
‘‘It’s great to see all the kids and to put faces to the drawings,’’ she said.
‘‘We get so many entries each week and it’s great to see the kids in person.’’
Among the young ones having fun were Jack Norris, 10, and Jake Feldtmann, 11.
‘‘I like entering all the competitions and reading the jokes and recipes. I’ve baked muffins and cookies from them,’’ Jack said.
Jake took a simpler approach.
‘‘I loved Wreck-It Ralph, and we got free ice-cream, so I’m happy,’’ he said.
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