Seniors’ apartment complex holds coloring contest for residents

Scott Hooper, art judge, presents Walmart gift card to winner Vera Singletary.

Seniors’ apartment complex holds coloring contest for residents
August 26
13:39 2020

By Judie Holcomb-Pack

Like most seniors’ communities. Hunt Park Senior Apartments has been affected by the stay-safe-at-home recommendation and residents have had little contact with their neighbors since the pandemic began. In the past, residents socialized in the sitting room and played Bingo or watched TV in the community room. Now, most interaction happens while picking up their mail while wearing a facial covering.

Recognizing the need for an activity to boost spirits and creativity, Hunt Park held a coloring contest. Residents received three different coloring pages, along with a box of four crayons – red, green, blue and yellow – in a ziplock bag hung on their doorknobs. They had two weeks to choose a picture and color it, using only the four crayons they were provided. Entries were submitted in a box on a table in the lobby.

At the designated day and time, all entries received were taped to the windows of the sitting room. Scott Hooper, a local artist and a member of Associated Artists, carefully viewed each entry and finally chose one grand prize winner of a gift card to Walmart. Prizes were also given to second and third-place winners and honorable mentions and WTOB radio donated several can koozies and pens for the winners.

Hooper mentioned how different everyone colored their pictures, some outlining details, others using two colors to make a different color, and some coloring the background as well as the picture. Obviously, there are many creative and talented seniors at Hunt Park!

Winners were:

1st place – Vera Singletary

2nd place – Winnie Mae Liles

3rd place – “Twena” Bercena Lucas

Honorable mentions:

Cheryl Hodge

Pamela Johnson

Sondra Weiner

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