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The Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake has a new water safety display that was built to make visitors think about water safety. The display is more than 18 feet tall.
The Corps of Engineers is having a contest to name the display, a name that should raise water safety awareness.
Those at Green River Lake care about the safety of those who visit and are continually looking for ways to bring water safety awareness.
Some facts about water safety:
u Children 12 and under are required by Kentucky law to wear a coast guard approved life jacket at all times while riding in a boat.
u Each year, about 6,000 people drown in the United States.
u Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for those ages 1-44.
u Two-thirds of people who drown each year never had any intention of being in the water.
The winner of the contest will receive a $100 gift card to Wal-Mart Supercenter and a two-night stay at a campsite in a Green River Lake Corps campground.
The winning name will be chosen by a panel of judges based on creativity, how catchy the theme is and the explanation of how the name promotes water safety.
Those who wish to enter should send their name, address, phone number, age, name of the water display and a short paragraph explaining how the name pertains to water safety. Entries should be mailed to Larry Lemmon, US Army Corps of Engineers, 544 Lake Road, Campbellsville, Ky. 42718. Entries may also be taken to the visitor center at Green River Lake.
All entries are due May 31.
For more information, call 465-4463.