Carol Matthews, a resident of St. Francis Manor in Sacramento, California, has won the 2011 drug-free poster contest sponsored by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) at both the national level and regional level.
The Affordable Housing Management Association of Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii (AHMA-NCNH) awarded her first place.
Tommie Hart, also a resident at St. Francis Manor, won third place in the AHMA-NCNH contest.
Both residents attended a local luncheon honoring the winners and received gift cards.
The national winners are featured in the 2012 calendar published by NAHMA.
In addition to the drug-free message, this year’s contestants were asked to create artwork that emphasized positive uses of time and the theme was "Open Doors with Your Imagination," and the sub-theme was "Explore the Magical World of Books and Reading."
In the AHMA quarterly newsletter, Carol is quoted as saying "I have loved doing these posters for the children to be drug free. It is very important to me. I hope the children can see what it could do to them. The children that do the posters know. It’s a start for a new beginning."
EBMC is proud of its residents for their participation in the poster contest.Many residents of EBMC-managed communities have won in the contests over the past decade and encourages participation throughout the affordable communities it manages located in the western United States.
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