A tie? That's right, we had two winners for the Children's Contest this year. The donations were rolling in for Operation Backpack right up until the final cutoff at 5:00 pm on May 18. But, we had a problem. There were two contestants that were neck in neck. The difference in the amount raised was very small and we wanted to reward both families in their efforts to raise money for school supplies for needy school children. So, the decision was made to have two winners. Both famlies will receive a 24" wall portrait valued at over $700.
The blond bombshell is Riley. She is 17 months old and full of spice and personality. Her favorite activities involve "reading" books and sucking her fingers. This is her at just a few days old:
Here is a portrait we did of Lindz when she was two that I call, "Rain, Rain Go Away."
How much money did the contest raise for Operation Backpack this year? Drum roll, please....
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the families who entered their amazing children in the contest and all who donated. We couldn't have done it without you!