Friday, May 8, 2015

Cope’s Distributing to Sponsor “Aim for a High Mark” Essay Contest

The Annie Oakley Festival will again offer its annual “Aim for a High Mark” essay contest for Darke county girls age 8 to 13. This year’s contest is sponsored by Cope’s Distributing located at 640 Markwith Ave Greenville, Ohio. Three prizes will be awarded. First place will receive $75, second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $25.

Entrants will be required to answer the question “How has Annie Oakley’s life inspired you to ‘Aim for a High Mark?’” The winners to be announced via the Annie Oakley Festival website and personally contacted on July 20, 2015. The three winning entries are expected to read their essays at Annie Oakley’s gravesite during the Pilgrimage program directly after the Miss Annie Oakley shooting contest on July 23, 2015 at approximately 7:30pm.

The Annie Oakley Committee asks that all entries be: typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font, 12 pt. size, 1 inch margins, and 500 words or less. Entries must include contestant’s name, age, address, phone number, email, and school. The entry deadline is July 13, 2015. Please submit entries by email to

For questions or further information contact Malinda Linebaugh at 338-5221. The Annie Oakley Festival is always looking for volunteers and new members, and they invite everyone to their meetings the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center on St. Rt. 502.

For more information about the festival weekend visit or visit the Annie Oakley Festival group page on Facebook.

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