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VA hosts regional art competition

Hefner VA Medical Center will host the local Creative Arts Festival for veterans to qualify for competition at the regional level for the National Festival.
The Creative Arts Festival at Salisbury is sponsored by the 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 an inpatient and/or outpatient at VA facilities the opportunity to participate in creative self-expression in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music as part of their therapy, and to gain recognition for their artistic accomplishments.
All applications for the competition are available through the Recreation Therapy office located in Building Six. The deadline for all categories is 3 p.m. Feb. 23.
No entries will be accepted on the day of competition.
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 winners 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.
The competition is open to the public and will be held in the social room of Building Six starting at 1:30p.m. on March 5.
The Hefner VA Medical Center had two winners in the 2010 national competition. Paul Hill won three first-place awards for musical pieces. He was also chosen to attend the National Creative Arts Festival and perform an instrumental solo blue grass song, ěFreight Train.î
James W. ěBillî Ward, Sr. received a third place national award for a digital art piece, ěRivers of Glass.î
Veterans are encouraged to apply, as efforts are under way to increase participation in this yearís competition and represent the talented veterans in the Salisbury area.
For more information contact, DeMarcus Steele at 704-638-9000, ext. 3041; Terri Gilbeau, ext. 3575; Jennifer Everett, ext. 3065; or Aleashia H. Brandon, ext. 3460; or Martha Corriher at 704-798-3625.

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