Entries sought for July Fourth button contest

Entries sought for July Fourth button contest


The annual 4th of July Button Contest is under way.

Entry forms for the 23rd annual official Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s Commemorative Button Contest are available at Rogers Free Library on Hope Street, 136 Express on Metacom Avenue, Bristol Town Hall on Court Street, Kickemuit Middle School and all schools in Bristol. The contest is open to Bristol residents in kindergarten to Grade 12.

There are three categories — kindergarten to Grade 5, grades 6 to 8 and grades 9 to 12. The winner of each category will receive $50 and an invitation to ride in the 2014 Fourth of July parade. The overall winner, chosen from the three category winners, will receive an additional $75 for a total of $225 in prize money.

The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 10. Send your entry to: Bristol Fourth of July Committee, Attn: Souvenir Button Contest, P.O. Box 561, Bristol, RI 02809, or bring your entry to 136 Express or Rogers Free Library.

The prize money has been donated by a Fourth of July Committee member who wishes to remain anonymous.