The Rotary Club of East Lansing is pleased to announce the winners in this year’s Art Contest, which was held in conjunction with the Club’s 50th anniversary celebration and planned renovation of the playground structure at East Lansing’s Patriarche Park. The winners, chosen by public voting at the Club’s annual Pancakes-in-the-Park breakfast fundraiser, held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Patriarche Park include:- $300 Grand Prize winner: Jing Sojourn (McDonald Middle School – 7th Grade)
– $200 First Prize winner: Clay Conover (McDonald Middle School – 7th Grade)
– $100 Second Prize winner: Jillian Rowan (Stepping Stones Montessori – 2nd Grade)

Pictured left to right are: Marla Conover (Clay’s Mom), Clay Conover – First Prize Winner (7th Grader, McDonald Middle School), Jing Sojourn – Grand Prize Winner (7th Grader, McDonald Middle School), Rianne Anderson (Jing’s Mom), Rotary Art Contest Committee Members Susan Schmidt and Katie Donovan, and Rotary Club President Jackson KaguriThree other students received Honorable Mentions. They were: William Rowan (Stepping Stones Montessori – 5th Grade), Isabelle Rycus (Chippewa Middle School – 7th Grade) and Jack Sparrow (Glencairn Elementary School – 5th Grade). This year’s art contest was sponsored by the East Lansing Rotary Foundation, East Lansing Lodge 480 of Freemasons, Summit Community Bank and the City of East Lansing.

The East Lansing Rotary Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary of service to the community during 2011. Club members have planned a number of events to commemorate the Club’s golden anniversary, including:

– June 5 – Soccer Match at the East Lansing Soccer Field
– June 12 – Pancakes-in-the-Park breakfast @ Patriarche Park
– June 20 – Blood Drive @ the MSU University Club
– July 14 – Joe Gross Memorial Golf Outing @ Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath
– September 15 – 18 – Playground Renovation @ Patriarche Park