Two Lonoke and two Carlisle students recently had their artwork selected to be displayed in the 2018 Lonoke County Hometown Health Coalition calendar.

Over the past 12 years, the Lonoke County Hometown Health Coalition has worked with the county’s four school districts to sponsor an annual “Draw a Healthy Community” Stamp out smoking poster contest. The contest is open to students K – fifth grade. There are 13 winning posters selected by Hometown Health Committee Members at the October meeting. Winning student’s art work is also displayed in a calendar that has health education information that is distributed in the community at no cost.

Lonoke elementary winners are Raygehn Brooks and Dexter Rollason. They are under the direction of Lonoke Elementary art teacher Jamie Moeller .

Carlisle elementary winners are Daisy Duke and James Sullivan. They are under the direction of Carlisle Elementary school art teacher Monica Caviness.

Winners were recognized at their schools and presented gym bags/back packs with art supplies and gifts.

The Lonoke County Hometown Health Coalition purpose is to bring together community members to combine resources in order to address the county’s health needs. Its mission is to empower citizens to make healthy lifestyle changes for all community members by promoting awareness, providing education, developing partnerships and programs that assure the opportunity for everyone to achieve an improved quality of life.