National Essay Writing Contest Looks For What Kids Would Do To Make Their City Great

The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant's third annual Pasta Tales essay contest wants children, ages seven to sixteen, to describe in 250 words or less what they would do to improve their city.

Designed to encourage creativity and improve writing skills, contestants are judged on creativity, organization, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. The grand prizewinner receives a trip to New York, dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square, and a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond. A winner chosen in each age category receives a $250 U.S. Savings Bond and dinner at their local Olive Garden.

Entry forms are available at local Olive Garden restaurants beginning October 5. Entries must be received by November 30 and sent to Pasta Tales, Olive Garden, 5900 Lake Ellenor Drive, Orlando, FL 32809. For more information, visit your local Olive Garden or call 954-776-1999, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (EST)

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