Deadline Approaching for ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ Art Contest
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 06, 2018, March 06, 2018


The City of Arlington's 2nd annual "Turn Around, Don't Drown" art contest ends March 30, 2018.

This contest, open to all third graders who live in Arlington, was implemented to encourage our residents and students to learn how to stay safe during a flood. People may not realize that as little as six inches of moving water can cause a person to fall or that a foot of water can wash most vehicles off the roadway. We ask that our third grade students illustrate reasons why we don't walk, ride bikes or drive through flooded roadways.

Entries may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Public Works and Transportation Department's receptionist desk, located on the second floor of Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram St.

Participants may also mail their entries to: Public Works and Transportation, Attn: Melissa Walker, 101 W. Abram St., Mail Stop 01-0220, Arlington, TX 76010.

Be sure to include the child's name, age, parent or legal guardians' name and phone number, along with the child's school, teacher's name and phone number.

Click here for more information about the contest.

Four winners will receive a Flood Safety Bag with a NOAA Weather Radio. The first place winner will receive a $100 gift card, the second place winner will receive a $75 gift card, the third place winner will receive a $50 gift card and the fourth place winner will receive a $25 gift card. Winners will be recognized at an Arlington City Council meeting in June.

Teachers, school administrators and parents who are interested in having a Be Flood Safe school presentation or whowant to enter their students into the contest can contact the Public Works and Transportation Department's Environmental Education Specialist at 817-459-6572 or [email protected].

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