In recognition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s and Buena Vista Drug’s 50th anniversaries, Buena Vista Drug will be hosting a children’s coloring contest.

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” written by Eric Carle, was first published on June 3, 1969, the same year Buena Vista Drug opened its doors at the current location.

Beginning Monday, June 3, children are invited to pick up their coloring contest entry form at Buena Vista Drug, 403 U.S. Highway 24 South.

All entries must be returned to BV Drug by Saturday, June 15. Winners will be selected from among three age groups: 1-3, 4-7 and 8-10 years of age. The winner selected from each age bracket will receive a 50th anniversary commemorative copy of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

Beginning the week of June 17, customers visiting BV Drug will be able to view the submissions and vote on their favorite entry for the People’s Choice Award until June 22. This winner will receive a grow-your-own butterfly kit.

“With Buena Vista Drug also celebrating our 50th anniversary, we are excited to host ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ coloring contest,” said Lucas Smith, owner and pharmacist, Buena Vista Drug. “This has been one of my favorite children’s books evoking many fond memories. I have enjoyed continuing the tradition by reading it to my own daughter.”

If you have questions about the contest, please contact Gena Bell at Buena Vista Drug, at 719-395-2481.

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