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LES student wins state art prize

LES fifth grader Jenny Sanders recently won the state level prize in the Tennessee Beef Industry Council’s art contest. {Photo Courtesy of Moore County 4-H}

Earlier in the year, the Tennessee Beef Industry Council (TBIC) made a statewide call to local school-aged artists and their request was simple. Draw a picture that demonstrates how cattle help the environment and/or the byproducts that come from local cattle. The council wanted to stress the fact that 99 percent of local dairy cattle gets used whether its for beef, leather, crayons, soap, glue, piano keys, or other items.

TBIC decided to award one first place winner in four divisions and wouldn’t you know it, one of those winners is from right here is Moore County. Lynchburg Elementary fifth grader and Moore County 4-H student, Jenny Sanders, won the state level prize for the Junior Division.

Jenny is the daughter of Joel and Sarah Sanders. She and her older sister, Macy, live on their family farm in Lynchburg. The Sanders feed 160 Holstein cows, raise a few bottle calves, harvest their own hay, as well as raise ducks, chickens, and horses. The Sanders are also a familiar face at the Lynchburg Farmer’s Market where they sell locally-grown produce from their family garden.

Not only did Jenny win $100 but her artwork will also be used on the Tennessee Beef Industry Council’s social media outlets as well as published in TBIC publications throughout the state … so keep your eyes peeled for her work. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Moore County … covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, the Lynchburg Music Fest, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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