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Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog, Author & Artist Team Up to Inspire Younger Generation

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Local artist, Cassy Tully and I are very excited about our special and unique contest we are sponsoring. It is open to all third grade students in Sheboygan County school's.

Be positive, make a difference, and be creatively you!

I love the idea of an author and artist coming together in this way to help inspire and encourage our younger generation. We have mailed out 64 letters to area third grade teachers and hope they will be as excited as we are to present this contest to their students.

We are encouraging students to use colors, paint, chalk, markers, or colored pencil to design an outfit for Frankie with template will we provide. Cassy and I will personally judge the entries in April. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Grand prize winner will receive a presentation for their classroom from Cassy and I. Cassy will share her art process and I will share my writing process. They will also receive a special visit from Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog.  Winner will also have their winning artwork framed by Cassy Tully-Fine Art. It will be displayed in Cassy's gallery/shop until time of our school presentation. They will also receive a bundle of Frankie books, tote bag, magnets, and Frankie greeting card designed by Cassy.

We hope this will be so well embraced that we can do it again for next year... and who knows, maybe take it bigger at some time in the future.

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