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The Americanism Committee of the Austin L. Grove American Legion Auxiliary Unit 403, Glen Rock, has opened its annual essay contest.

The theme, "How do we keep Lincoln's promise to our veterans and their families," is open to students in grades 3-12 residing in the Southern York County School District, including home and private schools. And a special needs student class has been added.

Essays, which must be typed or neatly written, will be judged on content, English, originality, neatness and spelling.

Copies of the essay contest papers are available at http://ALA.PA-Legion.com and must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 26.

For more information, email JeanLarr3@verizon.net or call (717) 235-1476.

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