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SAVANNAH, GA, January 19, 2018 – Leopold’s Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries have partnered once again to host the 8th Annual Leopold’s Ice Cream Creative Writing Challenge. Students are encouraged to creatively express their thoughts on this year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!”, through poetry.

One finalist from each of the four age groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 & High School) will win a Leopold’s Ice Cream party for their classroom!  The contest opens today, January 19th, and runs through Friday, February 9th when all poetry is due via email (liveoakplga@liveoakpl.org ) or physical submission at a Live Oak Public Libraries branch or a Leopold’s Ice Cream shop.  The challenge is open to students (public, private and homeschool) of any Chatham, Effingham or Liberty County school. Winners will be announced on or about February 23rd on the sponsors’ websites.

Stratton & Mary Leopold, longtime advocates of literacy and fostering creative energy in our youth, have hosted the annual competition since 2011. The contest has proven to be a huge success with hundreds of entries each year.

For additional contest information please contact Carey Ferrara at carey@leopoldsicecream.com .

Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three brothers from Greece.  Peter, Basil and George passed their tradition of making super-premium ice cream, one batch at a time, down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton.  Stratton and his wife Mary own and operate Leopold’s today.  Their commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to their commitment to creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment.

Live Oak Public Libraries provides excellent, responsive service to enrich people’s lives, support lifelong learning and enhance our communities in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties.

 

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