DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announces the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs is hosting a Holiday Card Competition and is now collecting submissions until Dec. 21.

Children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to put their artistic skills to the test and create an original design, whether it’s a festive drawing, picture or painting of the holiday season. The winner will receive one seasonal pass to the Browns Mill Aquatic Center and one for an accompanying adult. Competition rules are available at

To participate, please drop off submissions at any of the locations listed below:

Main Office/Maloof Bldg., 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Briarwood Recreation Center, 2335 Briarwood Way, Atlanta, GA 30319

Browns Mill Recreation Center, 5101 Browns Mill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038

Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034

Gresham Recreation Center, 3113 Gresham Road, Atlanta, GA 30316

Hamilton Recreation Center, 3263 Chapel Street, Scottdale, GA 30079

Lucious Sanders Recreation Center, 2484 Bruce Street, Lithonia, GA 30058

Lynwood Recreation Center, 3360 Osborne Road, Atlanta, GA 30319

Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340-B McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033

Midway Recreation Center, 3181 Midway Road, Decatur, GA 30032

N.H. Scott Recreation Center, 2230 Tilson Road, Decatur, GA 30032

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034

Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia, GA 30058

Tobie Grant Recreation Center, 644 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale, GA 30079

Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

*Main Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Recreation centers and the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center will be open from 1-5 p.m.

For more information, call LaShanda Davis, Public Education Specialist, at 404-371-3643.

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