Hefner VA hosting Creative Arts Festival

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will host a local Creative Arts Festival for veterans to qualify for regional and national competition.
The Creative Arts Festival at Salisbury is sponsored by the Salisbury VA Medical Center and the American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Carolina.
The festival provides veterans the opportunity to receive recognition for their creative accomplishments.
The competition is an annual event that provides veterans receiving treatment as inpatients or outpatients the opportunity to participate in self-expression in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music as part of their therapy.
Categories include Art Division, Creative Writing, Dance Division, Drama Division and Music Division.
All divisions will be judged for a first-, second-, and third-place winner.
First-place winning entries will advance to the regional level, where they will compete with entries submitted by veterans from other VA facilities around the country for advancement to the national finals.
All applications for the competition are available through the Recreational Therapy office located in Building 6 on the VA campus. Entries must be turned in by 3 p.m. Feb. 6 for the scheduled competition Feb. 14.
No entries will be accepted on the day of competition. The competition, which is open to the public, will be held in the Social Room of Building 6, starting at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
For more information, contact Aleashia H. Brandon at 704-638-9000, ext. 3460; Terri Gilbeau, ext. 3575; Martha Corriher, 704-798-3625; or Joanne Holshouser, 704-279-2416, American Legion Auxiliary of N.C.