The Emmitsburg Lions Club is once again sponsoring a Heritage Art Contest. The contest is open to school-aged children from the Emmitsburg School area in first through eighth grades. Homeschoolers are encouraged to participate as well.

All artwork should reflect the theme: “What Does My Community Look Like to Me?” Prizes are awarded to winners in each division.

For registration, visit or email

Poem by Francis Smith

Come to me

     in the greening

     of the springtime

when all the world is born

     fresh and new.

          Come to me

              when flowers and trees,

              veggies and fruits,

              and seedlings of all sorts

              poke their heads

              and twine their roots —

              their colors burst anew.

So, come, watch with me,

     enjoy the scenes, and

     smile your biggest smile!

Come, rest your soul;

     it is so worth the while!

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