TWO Leeton shire school students have stood above hundreds when it comes to their artistic skills.
Ebony Dunbar and Barney Herrmann from Whitton-Murrami Public School put their festive creations to the test when they participated in the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) runs a Christmas card competition.
Children in communities that have an RFBI residential care village, in this case in Leeton the Alf Herrmann Lodge, are encouraged to get their creative juices flowing and design the cover of a Christmas card.
Barney and Ebony did just this with their designs which portrayed this year’s theme of “what Christmas means to me”.
All entries are judged by the residents living at the facility and Barney’s and Ebony’s was selected.
RFBI chief executive officer Frank Price said the residents had a tough time judging the entries.
“This competition has become a real highlight of the RFBI calendar,” he said.
“Reviewing the designs, picking the winners and meeting the children starts the Christmas season off with great fun for everyone at our villages (for) residents and staff alike.”
Twenty-three winning designs made up RFBI’s Christmas card collection this year with themes from a Santa cricket match to reindeer races.
The RFBI was founded in 1880 to assist people in need and today is a leading not-for-profit aged care provider operating 20 residential care villages, 20 retirement villages and range of care and services across NSW and ACT.