Giving kids the opportunity to express themselves through art often produces images that are powerful and reflective. And that’s exactly what the Napa, CA Firewise program recently received when they worked with the local Boys & Girls Club’s summer camp and after school programs, to create artwork for
their 2013 calendar. Using the theme Wildfire Hurts Everyone, the young artists created artwork that will adorn the pages of the calendar. The winning entries are from kids ages 7 to 11.
Darren Drake, Napa Firewise President and Napa City Fire Marshal says, “The artwork is undeniably honest and was a great way to engage the participants with an important take-home message that wildfire is a real and present danger. The pieces are highly creative and very sobering.”
Napa Firewise kicked off their fire prevention week activities with the announcement of the winners. The twelve winning artists will be recognized at an awards presentation at the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley. Each will receive a cash award of $100.
Fire Marshal Drake added, “The more awareness we share about our risks with all ages, the better prepared we will be when the inevitable happens!”
Napa Firewise is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing the residents of Napa County with the knowledge and support they need to prepare for a wildfire. Visit Napa Firewise at www.napafirewise.org.
And stay tuned ... starting in January 2013, each month we'll post the winning submission from the calendar and highlight the winner!
- Cathy Prudhomme