Section: Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice News

Call for Elementary School Artists


West Orange, NJ -- Elementary school students throughout Essex, Morris and Union Counties are invited to participate in the poster art contest for the Fifth Annual “October Tails” event, a Halloween-themed dog walk and costume contest, to be held on Sunday, October 20, from 12:30-4:30 PM in Verona Park. Proceeds benefit Paws for Patients, a canine pet therapy program available free of charge to patients served by Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center.

The event features children’s activities, agility demonstrations, obedience games, vendors, a pet caricaturist and more. Maria Milito of Q104.3FM is the guest host. For more information visit

Original artwork should be completed on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper and should depict a real or imaginary dog(s), using watercolor, tempera, color pencils, crayons, and/or charcoal. Winners will be selected in four categories: Funniest, Most Original, Most Heartwarming and Best in Show; the winner in each category will be awarded a $50 gift card to

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 14. Entries should be mailed to:

Barnabas Health Hospice
Attn: Development Dept.
95 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ 07052

Please note that due to the number of entries, posters cannot be returned. For more information please call 973-322-4792 or email

Date: September 17, 2013

Contact: Lisa Tortorello
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