The Times-Journal has two contests to help readers get ready for spring, and both start this week.
"Find Peter Cottontail" offers spring cash for winners, and the T-J's annual Easter Coloring Contest has prizes for aspiring young artists.
In "Find Peter Cottontail," graphic artist Karen Slater hides three tiny rabbits in ads each week. Readers must find the rabbits and complete the entry form.
The T-J will draw one entry at random from all those correct, and each week's winner gets $25.
The contest runs for four weeks, and at the end, a $100 prize winner from all the correct entries will be drawn.
The coloring contest challenges artists from 4 to 10 years old to color an Easter drawing published every week.
Kids can use crayons, paint, markers, pencils, cotton, sparkles--whatever they want--to complete the drawing.
There will be three winners in each of three age groups: 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10. Prizes include candy and art supplies.
Entries must be received by March 30.
Rules and an entry form for "Find Peter Cottontail" are on page 6, and the coloring contest is on page 13.