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Gwinnett Great Days unveils 2013 T-shirt design

Chanelle Breaud’s original sketch she turned in at Barefoot in the Park.

Chanelle Breaud’s original sketch she turned in at Barefoot in the Park.

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With Breaud’s sketch, organizers were able to design this for the 2013 Gwinnett Great Days of Service T-shirts.

LAWRENCEVILLE — Officials with the Gwinnett Coalition’s Great Days of Service 2013 recently announced that sixth-grader Chanelle Breaud from Five Forks Middle School has won the organization’s fourth annual T-shirt design contest.

She entered her design in May at the Children’s Tent hosted by Duluth’s Barefoot in the Park event. Breaud’s sketch was selected from 66 entries.

“I am very happy that I was chosen as the winner and I know that I can accomplish more things,” she said.

Her mother was just as excited about her daughter’s accomplishment.

“I feel that her being recognized in this contest will boost her self-esteem and help her go further with her interest in the arts,” Barbara Breaud said.

In addition to winning the contest, Breaud receives a gift certificate to one children’s canvass class at Eye Candy Art Studio and will be recognized at the Duluth Council Meeting on Aug. 12.

“This is the fourth year the youth have participated in the design contest for the Gwinnett Great Days of Service T-shirts. It’s another great way to get students involved and pumped up about giving back to their communities,” said Nicole Hendrickson, associate director of the Gwinnett Coalition. “We are proud of all of the youth who participated in this year’s art contest. It was a very tough decision, but this year’s winner captured the theme of what we were trying to portray with the theme in the simplest way.”

Gwinnett Great Days of Service is an annual event that promotes volunteerism across the county. It draws tens of thousands of volunteers each year to give back to their communities through community service projects and sponsorship.

Gwinnett Great Days of Service will take place on Oct. 4-5. For more information, visit www.gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org.