AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Maine DHHS recently held its second annual poster contest in conjunction with Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Maine’s students were asked to use their artistic talents to create posters with the theme “No Time 4 Lyme.” Posters represented at least one of four ways to prevent Lyme disease — wear protective clothing, use insect repellent, perform a daily tick check and use caution in tick infested areas.
Schools were asked to hold local contests and send the top three posters per grade level into the state competition. The posters were displayed in the Maine CDC offices in Augusta and were voted on by Maine CDC employees.
Area winners recognized at their schools were:
• Jacob Carroll, Gilford Butler School, South Thomaston, kindergarten and grade one.
• Casey Pine, Owls Head Central School, Owls Head, grad four and five.
Maine CDC received more than 50 posters from 10 schools. Winners received a Maine State Parks Family pass and tick removal kits for their classroom. For information on Lyme disease or to view the winning posters, visit http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/epi/vector-borne/lyme/index.shtml.