Voting open for Tyrone Hospital K-5th grade poster contest

The Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary and Tyrone Hospital are sponsoring a poster contest for students grades K-5th at St. Matthew’s School and Tyrone Elementary School. The poster contest is being held in recognition of Tyrone Hospital’s 50th anniversary.
Donna Carson, Treasurer of the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary and member of Tyrone Hospital’s 50th Anniversary Planning Committee said it is fitting that a celebration of the hospital’s longevity include those who represent the future and that means the children.
“One day their generation will assume responsibility for continuing the hospital’s healing mission. In the future, some of these children may be part of Tyrone Hospital as health care professionals or administrative leaders.”
Guidelines for the poster contest were provided to the schools and all posters were submitted through the schools. Tyrone Hospital’s 50th anniversary theme was provided to serve as inspiration for the students’ creative designs. The theme for the anniversary is: “Celebrating 50 Years. A Small Hospital with a Big Heart – 1954-2004.”
There were 311 posters submitted and all of the posters are now on display on the first floor of Tyrone Hospital. The public is invited to view the posters and vote for their favorites.
Those who wish to vote may do so now through Sunday May 16 between the hours of 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Mrs. Carson said National Hospital Week is May 9-15 so the poster contest is also part of the hospital’s National Hospital Week celebration.
Instructions for voting and voting ballots are now available in the hospital’s main lobby, just inside the main entrance. The votes will determine first, second, and third place overall winners. In addition, a winner will be named from each grade, K-5th, from each school. Prizes will be provided by the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.
Mrs. Carson said she hopes everyone will take a moment to visit the hospital and admire the students’ artwork and vote.
“Everyone is eligible to vote, that includes parents, grandparents, family members, neighbors, friends, teachers, students, all are welcome. We are encouraging members of the Tyrone Hospital family – employees, medical staff, board members, auxiliary members, and volunteers, to vote as well,” said Carson. “Members of the hospital family are apparently very pleased to have the posters on display. We have heard many positive comments. Many individuals seem to be very touched by the sentiment the students have expressed in their posters.”
Contest winners will be announced late May, and leaders from Tyrone Hospital and the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary will visit each school to present the awards.
Mrs. Carson said those who have organized the poster contest are grateful for the assistance provided by the staff at both schools and for the contributions from the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.