KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 9, 8:15 am — Every year in the U.S., tens of thousands of people are killed or injured from contact with electricity. In fact, one person is electrocuted in the home every 25 hours, according to the latest data available from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. These types of accidents are also the leading cause of death for children younger than 5, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In an effort to increase awareness of electrical safety among students, the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is sponsoring its ninth annual calendar art contest for third, fourth and fifth grade Osceola county students. A jury will select twelve (12) entries to be featured in KUA’s 2003 Calendar of Electrical Safety.
Every student who submits an entry will be honored with a letter of appreciation, a small prize, and a copy of the full-color calendar. The twelve winners will also receive a $75 cash prize!
The winning artwork will be featured in the calendar with the student’s name, grade, art instructor’s name and school appearing with the artwork. The calendars will be distributed free of charge in December 2002 to Osceola County residents.
Official entry forms are currently available in the art department of each Osceola County school and at KUA’s Customer Service Center, located at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee. The deadline for artwork entries is Friday, November 1, 2002.
KUA is Florida’s 6th largest community-owned utility serving 58,000 electric, water and Internet customers in three Central Florida counties.
Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116