Plattsburgh, NY – May 2012 – Mountain Lake PBS received $500 dollars from Stewart’s Holiday Match program in support of the PBS KID’S GO! Writers Contest, a local competition designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading and writing skills through hands-on, active learning.
Mountain Lake’s Director of Outreach & Education, Jane Owens, says “the money from Stewart’s will help support the Writers Contest so that children, families and the community can encourage students to be writers and illustrators and celebrate the creation of their stories.”
Mountain Lake PBS has participated in the PBS KID’S GO! Writers Contest for 18 years, in which over 3000 stories from students in our region have been collected. This year’s winners will be announced in May, and their stories will be posted online at mountainlake.org.
Stewart's is an employee and family owned business with a long term commitment to our customers and the communities in which their shops are located. The Holiday Match is a holiday collection program, matched by Stewart's, to help kids all year long. Last year Stewart's, its media partners and customers gave $1.2 million. Since 1986 Stewart’s raised more than $11 million. For more information on Stewart’s Holiday Match, please visit www.stewartsshops.com
For information on Outreach and Education provided by Mountain Lake PBS, contact Jane Owens, Director of Outreach & Education at 1-800-836-5700 ext. 130