I read today about a cool contest hosted by The Olive Garden. It's called "Pasta Tales," and the winner receives a trip to The Big Apple and a $2500 savings bond. There are also winners in each grade category and they will receive a $500 savings bond and dinner with their family at a local Olive Garden. Not too shabby.
Here's what you have to do:
“In today’s fast-paced society, time spent with family is precious,” said Steve Coe, spokesperson for Olive Garden. “This year’s essay question allows young writers to reflect upon their family’s activities and describe the qualities that make them memorable.”
From Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, Olive Garden will accept essays of 50 to 250 words from students in the U.S. and Canada.
For all the info, visit the Olive Garden web site.
What have you got to lose? Get writing, good luck, and I'll see you at the library.