Entries in coloring contest pay tribute to Boston Marathon bombing victims

A recent coloring contest held at a Penn State Hershey Medical Group site drew a couple dozen entries – including some in which children found their own way of honoring the city of Boston and the victims of the recent bombings in that city.

For the contest at Penn State Hershey Medical Group – Fishburn Road, children were asked to color in a spring-themed image. In addition to coloring, some children took the opportunity to write phrases such as “We love Boston” and “Boston is awesome” on their entries.

Kait Bricker, a medical office assistant, said the practice holds coloring contests about four times a year. They are open to children as old as 13. Patients and siblings alike are encouraged to participate, and small prizes are awarded.

“It’s something for kids to do that can help them forget why they came to the doctor’s office, even if just for a bit,” Bricker says.

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Last Updated May 09, 2013