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"Keep Christ in Christmas" Poster Contest 2016
Alison Mysiak and Charles Nuttle, sixth grade students at Immaculate Conception School, are the winners of  an area-wide poster drawing competition sponsored by Christ the King of Aurora Council chapter #12829 of the Knights of Columbus.x

The local council is participating in a competition that has a faith-based theme, Keep Christ in Christmas. Alison and Charles are the top local qualifiers in a contest that featured students from area Catholic schools competing. Their creative works will also compete on a broader scale, with the contest set to conclude in March when final winners will be chosen at the national and international levels, Aurora Knights of Columbus Council Grand Knight James Grubka told the East Aurora Advertiser. Grubka said the two local winners now will advance to the state qualifying level and, if successful on that stage, Charles and Alison's winning posters will then move on to the national level of competition.

It's a fun and easy way to get young people in your community involved in their faith," he said. "The posters will be distributed in the nations where the Knights of Columbus are active as part of our Keep Christ in Christmas campaign."
Added Grubka, "By engaging the creativity and imaginations of our young people, we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas and the holidays."

The Knights of Columbus is one of the country's largest charitable organizations, with members donating more than $1.5 billion to benevolent causes and giving more than 691 million hours of volunteer service in the last decade alone, Grubka added. The local Knights of Columbus chapter includes Immaculate Conception Church of East Aurora, St. George's Church of West Falls and Jewettville, and St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church of Spring Brook in the Town of Elma. The local chapter meets bi-monthly at Christ the King Seminary on Knox Road.

From 12/15/16 East Aurora Advertiser
Written by Patrick McDonnell
Photo by Marty Wangelin


First place poster by Alison Mysiak


Second place poster by Charles Nuttle