National Prevention Week Art Contest Art Exhibit

By: U-Report
By: U-Report

A viewer shared with us information about an Art Exhibit taking place at the Wiregrass Commons Mall.

SpectraCare Health Systems is hosting an art exhibit at Wiregrass Commons Mall from May 13 through 17 as part of National Prevention Week 2013, a national health observance to help raise awareness and spur collective action to prevent substance abuse and promote mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being.

National Prevention Week echoes a key message of the U.S. Surgeon General National Prevention Strategy, emphasizing that prevention should be woven into all aspects of our lives- including where and how we live, learn, work, and play- and that everyone has a role in creating a healthier nation.

Community members from Dale, Geneva, Houston, and Barbour Counties submitted entries as part of SpectraCare's National Prevention Week Art Contest.

There were various age categories, from five-years-old to adult. The exhibit is located beside the Food Court at Wiregrass Commons Mall, featuring different submitted artwork each day.

The winning entries for the art contest were from: (5-9 year old category) Callie Shiver, 8 years old from Mulkey Elementary School in Geneva; (10-13 year old category) Andrea Ferguson, 11 years old from Webb Elementary School; and (Adult category) Anonymous Submission from Geneva County. Winners were awarded a certificate, Walmart giftcard, balloons, and other goodies. Special thanks to Jessica Raetzke of Wallace Community College, Dave Turner of Dothan Wiregrass Art League, and Jamie Richey of Wiregrass Museum of Art for evaluating and judging each of the more than 130 art submissions.

SpectraCare is proud to be one of many organizations around the country that are encouraging people to make a difference in their lives and communities as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Prevention Week 2013. During this week, SpectraCare will be celebrating its prevention successes, and building bridges to partners who care deeply about creating a healthier community.

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