The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 is locally sponsoring the VFW Auxiliary Department of Massachusetts Essay Contest for students in Grade 5.

The theme is "America the Beautiful."

The essay may contain up to 300 words.

The student's name should not be visible on the front of the essay but should be clearly printed on the back.

All Grade 5 Essay Contest entries should be submitted to VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 President Betty Mae Tenney by Friday, Feb. 8.

Hawthorne Brook Middle School students should submit their entries to Tenney through their classroom teachers.

The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 will award $25 to its first-place winner, $15 to its second-place finalist, and $10 to its third-place finisher.

The Townsend Auxiliary will submit its first-place winning essay into the state competition. The Department of Massachusetts Auxiliary will award $100 to the state's first-place winner and $50 to the second-place essay.


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