May 15, 2012

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications




Local business owners support KidsPeace by judging door decorating contest

BOWDON, Ga. – As KidsPeace celebrates its 130th anniversary, members of the community are getting involved in on-campus celebrations.

Last week, KidsPeace students and staff held a door decorating contest. Two local business owners and supporters of KidsPeace – Todd Fuller and Tommy Messer – served as judges for the artwork.

First place went to the high school class of teacher Yana Quinn and teacher’s aide Lynn Rooks. The second-place door was decorated by the junior high class of teacher Kathryn Gleason and teacher’s aide Donna McCullough. Third place went to the clients of Chris McGahee, a Community Support Individual.

KidsPeace is proud to celebrate 130 years of giving hope, help and healing to children, families and the communities we serve. Locations around the country are planning a variety of events in honor of this milestone as part of a 130-day campaign.

For photos of the contest or more information on KidsPeace’s programs or special events, check us out on Facebook at

About KidsPeace

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.