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Wildlife Artist Stephen Koury At Heart Smart Art Awards

01/17/12 - BARTOW

Click here to view event...At noon on Friday, January 27, 2012, Kids Tag Art, a program hosted by the Polk County Tax Collector's Office, in conjunction with the Florida Heart Research Institute, will present its Heart Smart Art Awards to young local artists. Stephen Koury, renowned local artist, will be the special guest of Tax Collector Joe G. Tedder for this event.

Presentations will be made by the Florida Heart Research Institute to four fifth graders whose artwork was selected for best representing heart health as part of this year's Kids Tag Art school art program.

Students receiving this award are Clara Bryne of St. Joseph's Catholic School in Winter Haven, Madelyn Long of McKeel Academy, Andrea Moreno of Sleepy Hill Elementary, and Marquis Wise of Laurel Oaks Elementary.

This is the first year for this award and the first year that the Florida Heart Research Institute has been a sponsor of Kids Tag Art. The Heart Smart Art Award was designed to encourage youth to be mindful of being heart smart by inviting fifth graders to design a creative kids tag with that theme. "The Florida Heart Research Institute is thrilled to participate as a sponsor to Kids Tag Art and stimulate children about healthy lifestyles", states Sallie Byrd, VP of Development, FHRI.

The event will take place on the second floor of the Tax Collector's Bartow Branch Office. Refreshments will follow a brief presentation and remarks. Students and their families, teachers and the public are invited to attend.

To view the event, visit the following link:

For more information, please contact the Tax Collector's Office at (863) 534-4745.



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