Memorial Hospital Teams Up with Area Schools for Young At Art Program

"'Young at Art' gives local schools and elementary school children a vehicle to display their artwork, while providing Memorial's patients and employees with an uplifting and cheerful display," said Kathy DeRouen, Memorial's Senior Vice President of Marketing and the program's founder. "Children's artwork just makes you smile."

"Young at Art" will feature a different elementary school from the lake area each month. The program launched earlier this month with artwork by the fourth and fifth graders of Gillis Elementary School. October's display will be by the young artists at Hamilton Christian Academy.

At the end of each month, a panel of hospital volunteers will select the top three works from the featured school. Memorial will award a $50 savings bond to the artists of these favorite works.

Art is still needed to complete the first full year of "Young at Art," and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the program, or for more information, call (337) 494-2934.