This is the 22nd annual “Just for Kids” and it asks children about animals and Jesus’ birth:
“A Polish legend says that animals can speak with human voices at midnight on Christmas Eve. Think about the animals at Bethlehem. Pick one animal and tell us what you think it said on that first Christmas Eve.”
Due to space limitations, The Compass asks that essays be kept under 50 words.
Entries, from individuals or classes, should include each child’s name, address, age, school, parish and grade in school. Class submissions must include the teacher’s name and class, since the newspaper often receives several entries from one school. Children may include artwork as illustration.
Entries should be sent to “Just for Kids,” c/o The Compass, P.O. Box 23825, Green Bay, WI 54305-3825. Entries must be received by Dec. 1 for publication in the Christmas issue. Responses can also be sent by e-mail to [email protected]
All entrants will also receive a meal coupon prize from The Compass after the New Year.