PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s public art program is hosting a Little Antelopes on Parade Kids Coloring Contest in conjunction with the Antelopes on Parade celebration throughout the Antelope Valley.
“We miss seeing our littlest community members around town at community events and at our programs, so we are asking for their help with an important project,” said Palmdale’s Public Art Coordinator George Davis. “We want to collect as many colorful pronghorn antelopes as we can to brighten up our offices and facilities.”
Participants need to download the city-approved coloring sheet at www.cityofpalmdale.org/1008/Antelopes-on-Parade-Kids-Coloring-Contest.
The suggested theme is fall, but other themes and options are acceptable. There are four age categories: 3 and under, ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 9, and ages 10 to 12. Winners in each category will receive a recreation surprise bag.
Entries are due by Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m.
Submit entries online using the “Submit Your Entry” link on the website, in-person or by mail at the City of Palmdale Parks and Recreation Office, 38260 10th St. East, Palmdale, CA 93550. Limit one entry per person.
Winners will be announced on Facebook at Palmdale Parks & Recreation on Monday, Oct. 26.
For more information, call 661-267-5611.
About Antelopes on Parade
Taking place every 10 years, Antelopes on Parade celebrates the richness of the region by inviting artists from the Antelope Valley and surrounding mountain and desert communities to create original artworks on 54-inch-tall by 40-inch-wide fiberglass antelope sculptures.
Eight antelope designs will be selected to be produced by the submitting artist and put on display throughout Palmdale and Lancaster.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]
5 comments for "Palmdale to host Little Antelopes on Parade Kids Coloring Contest"
There’s no lake, in Lake Los Angeles. There is not one antelope, in the Antelope Valley.
Not much on AV history are u? Lake LA did have a man made lake out there a very long time ago but the town voted to let it dry up. Also it is believed that the valley got its name not from Antelopes, but from antelope jackrabbits, named after their very long ears that hunters would mistake for an Antelope with its head close to the ground. Back then I’m sure there were 10s of thousands out here. So there u go sir.
We used to have Pronghorn antelope. They were even reintroduced to Tejon Ranch back in 1985. LA Times had a nice write up about it.
Thanks for that. I had asked about that in the past and that was the answer I got. Kind of fishy, but possible due to the amount of rabbits here. Do pronghorn look like regular antelopes?
Yep, short little horns, skinny bodies, little front legs, leaping back legs, small tail.
It appears they migrated over towards the coast, and one site said the northeast corner of the state has a wild herd.