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  • Holiday/Event callouts for the year

  • Below is a complete list of all reader callouts for the year.


     

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  • January
    Week 1  |  New Year’s  Ask readers to submit photographs of their New Year’s Eve parties or time with their kids celebrating the new year.
    Week 2  |  Snow photos  Ask readers to send in photos of kids making snowmen or playing in the snow. Run the promotion seeking the submissions several times throughout the month. Also run this callout when there is a major snowstorm.
    Week 3  |  Martin Luther King Jr.  Ask readers to write stories about their memories of Martin Luther King and his legacy in time for MLK Day on Jan. 18.
    Week 4  |  Super Bowl  Ask readers to write in about their favorite Super Bowl memories, a memorable play, a painful loss or a big win.
    February
    Week 1  |  Boy Scout Day  Ask readers to submit stories and photographs of their memories from their Scouting days.
    Week 2  |  Valentine’s Day  Ask readers to write in about how they fell in love, what they love most about their partner or how long they’ve been together and why.
    Week 3  |  Presidents Day  Ask readers to write in about who they think was the best president of all time and why.
    Week 4  |  Lent  Ask readers to write in about what they’re giving up for Lent and why.
    March
    Week 1  |  First day of spring  Ask readers to send in their favorite gardening tip.
    Week 2  |  St. Patrick’s Day  Ask readers to send in photos of their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
    Week 3  |  March Madness  Ask readers to e-mail their pick for who will win the men’s NCAA Basketball National Championship. Run everyone’s pick in a listing with their name and their pick. After the championship, run everyone’s name who predicted the winner correctly.
    Week 4  |  Easter  Ask readers to send in photos from Easter egg hunts or Easter programs at school and church.
    April
    Week 1  |  April Fool’s Day  Ask readers to submit the funniest pranks they have pulled off for April Fool’s Day.
    Week 2  |  Prom  Ask readers to submit photos of their kids all decked out for prom.
    Week 3  |  Earth Day  Ask readers for comments on what they’ll do to help the Earth and why: Will they plant a tree? Clean up a park? Try a “green” product at home?
    Week 4  |  Get outside  Ask readers to send photos of themselves — and even their pets — being outside enjoying spring and taking part in youth sports and gardening.
    May
    Page 2 of 3 - Week 1  |  Cinco de Mayo  Ask readers to send in their favorite Mexican food or drink recipe.
    Week 2  |  Mother’s Day  Ask readers to submit stories about the best lesson their mother taught them.
    Week 3  |  Best hamburgers  It’s National Hamburger Month, so ask readers to share tips on how to grill the perfect burger.
    Week 4  |  Memorial Day  Ask readers to submit photos showing how they’re starting to enjoy summer, from grilling to water sports.
    June
    Week 1  |  National Dairy Month  Ask readers to submit their favorite flavor of ice cream and their favorite local place to get ice cream.
    Week 2  |  Graduation  Ask readers to submit photos of their kids’ graduation ceremonies and parties.
    Week 3  |  Father’s Day  Ask readers to submit photos of father and sons who look alike.
    Week 4  |  First day of summer  Ask readers to submit stories about their favorite childhood memory of summer.
    July
    Week 1  |  July Fourth  Ask readers to submit photos of fireworks or Fourth of July celebrations (parades, concerts, community picnics).
    Week 2  |  Little League  Ask readers to send in photos of their kids’ summer Little League action.
    Week 3  |  Summer heat  Ask readers to send in recipes for their favorite cool drink to help counter the summer heat.
    Week 4  |  Vacations  Ask readers to submit photos of summer vacations, especially notable locations like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, or quirky places, such as the world’s largest ball of string.
    August
    Week 1  |  Best lawns  Ask readers who take special care of their yard to send in photos of their manicured lawns.
    Week 2  |  Friday the 13th  Ask readers to send in stories of the scariest thing that happened to them on Friday the 13th. The second week of August is the only Friday the 13th in 2010.
    Week 3  |  High school football  Ask readers to submit photos of their kids’ high school football practice and first game photos.
    Week 4  |  Back to school  Ask readers to submit photos of kids on their first day of the new school year.
    September
    Week 1  |  Labor Day  Ask readers to send pictures of their barbecues, picnics or other Labor Day activities.
    Week 2  |  Grandparents’ Day  Ask children to draw pictures of their grandparents for Grandparents’ Day, which is Sept. 12.
    Week 3  |  Fall Hat Month  September is Fall Hat Month, so ask readers to send in photos of their favorite hats.
    Week 4  |  Creative mailboxes  Ask readers to send in photos of their well-designed mailboxes.
    Page 3 of 3 - October
    Week 1  |  National Newspaper Week  Ask local schoolchildren to write in about their favorite thing about local newspapers.
    Week 2  |  Breast Cancer Awareness  Ask readers to write in about how breast cancer affected their lives or the lives of their family and friends.
     Week 3  |  Pumpkins  Ask readers to submit photos of the scariest, silliest or craziest pumpkins they’ve carved.
    Week 4  |  Halloween  Ask for photos of kids or pets dressed up for Halloween, or readers’ houses decked out in Halloween decorations.
    November
    Week 1  |  Fall foliage  Ask readers to submit photos of their favorite images of fall foliage in their communities and their foliage trips.
    Week 2  |  Veterans Day  Ask readers to write in about their thanks for veterans and a short story about why.
    Week 3  |  We’re thankful  Ask readers to submit stories on what they’re thankful for this year.
    Week 4  |  Thanksgiving photos  Ask readers to send in photos of their friends and family at Thanksgiving festivities.
    December
    Week 1  |  Christmas lights  Ask readers to submit photos or addresses of their favorite Christmas decorations and light displays.
    Week 2  |  Santa letters  Ask readers to have their kids’ Santa letters submitted to the newspaper.
    Week 3  |  Christmas ornaments  Ask readers to send photos and short stories about their favorite Christmas ornaments.
    Week 4  |  Best of the year  Ask readers to write in about the stories that had the biggest impact on their lives this year and why.
     

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