The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power (‘BLP’) concluded their 3rd Annual Hometown Helping Hand Art Contest with their selection of the top ten drawings out of 2,076 student entries. The Art Contest was launched in 2013 in an effort to help raise awareness of the BLP’s Hometown Helping Hand program and how community members can help.
To help supplement the program, the Board of Light & Power donates 50% of the
Participating students were competing for a chance to WIN a $100 cash prize in each building. Additionally, one of the top entries is selected as the Art Contest GRAND WINNER, and their drawing will be featured on the Hometown Helping Hand donation form for the next year. Schools were also competing for an opportunity to win money for their school’s art supplies. The Grand Winner’s school was awarded $500 and the school with the highest percentage of participation was awarded $250.
Entries were received from Ferry, Griffin, Lake Hills, Mary A. White, Peach Plains,
“We congratulate our Art Contest winners and thank all participants for helping the BLP raise awareness of this important program,” stated Renee Molyneux, Administrative Services Manager. “There are many families right here in our community who are struggling to make ends meet and we are hoping to increase this year’s Hometown Helping Hand funding level so we may provide more assistance to qualifying families,” Molyneux added.
Community members who wish to provide a one-time, tax-deductible donation for Hometown Helping Hand may send it to the Board of Light & Power’s 1700 Eaton Drive office or contact BLP customer account representatives at 616-846-6250 for more information. BLP customers may also donate monthly by having an amount added directly to their electric bills.