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OSCAR J. POPE STUDENT RECEIVES TAX COLLECTOR CHOICE AWARD


OSCAR J. POPE STUDENT RECEIVES TAX COLLECTOR CHOICE AWARD


Polk County Kids Tag Art County-wide Award

BARTOW, Florida/PR Free/June 7, 2010

On Monday, June 7th, Pedro Villegas as fifth grade student at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School was able to see his kids tag artwork projected on a large screen in front of an audience of family and fellow students. The Tax Collector, Joe Tedder, had named Pedro to be the latest recipient of the Tax Collector Choice Award.

Kids Tag Art is a county-wide art project hosted by the Polk County Tax Collector's Office, in conjunction with Douglass Screen Printers, MidFlorida Credit Union, Mosaic, Polk Education Foundation, Alphagraphics, Lakeland Junior Woman's Club of Lakeland, Polk Museum of Art, Ridge Art Association, Polk Arts Alliance and the Polk County Schools.

This unique program teaches applied art design by encouraging 5th graders to create their own personal tag art which can be produced as vanity tags for front bumpers and keepsakes. All the proceeds go to art teachers for classroom art supplies.

In recognition of his award, Pedro received a special framed copy of his tag design, inscribed with his name and the award. The tag was custom made with "Tax Collector Choice" on the bottom of the tag.

The Tax Office will have an identical copy on display in the Tax Collector's Office lobby in Bartow and the Tax Collector will sport the Kid Tag on his vehicle for one year.

Kid Tags are still available for purchase by visiting www.PolkTaxes.com. The cost of the tag is $15.

For more information on Kids Tag Art, contact Martha Roe Burke at the Polk County Tax Collector's Office, (863) 534-4722.

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