STPUD wants parents to draw inspiration from children |

STPUD wants parents to draw inspiration from children

by Andy Bourelle

The South Tahoe Public Utility District and Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe are in the process of trying to go through almost 150 artists’ work.

The lucky graphic designer whose work is chosen will not only have his or her work shown all over South Shore, he or she will get a fat check – $100.

OK, so it’s not that much. But considering that all the applicants are from elementary school, the lucky winner probably isn’t going to feel underpaid or unappreciated. That much money can buy a lot of toys.

The winning poster will be distributed throughout South Shore this summer, encouraging people to save water.

The contest is just one example of how STPUD – South Shore’s primary water supplier – is trying to get children involved in conserving water this summer.

“I think the national anti-smoking campaign shows how much kids can influence parents,” said Dawn Forsythe, STPUD information officer.

Other projects include weekly advertisements in the Tahoe Daily Tribune from Memorial Day to Labor Day. All will be illustrated by children.

Additionally, if those voices on radio station KRLT/KOWL are talking about saving water sound a little childlike, that’s because they will be.

“Kids are so creative, so smart, and they wield a lot of influence in their families,” Forsythe said. “If we can get them on our side, we’re halfway there.”

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