The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
This year marks the 21st edition of this popular free publication.
The annual educational calendar showcases original works of art chosen from hundreds of entries by children in each of the eight counties that make up the Valley Air District. The creative and colorful drawings illustrate a monthly clean-air message in both English and Spanish, such as “Keep it cool and carpool to school” and “Switch to an electric car!”
Students selected for the 2018 calendar include Celeste Torres, a Clovis eighth grader, whose intricate detailed drawing graces the calendar cover, as well as: Grace Fairbanks, first grade, San Joaquin County; Jorge Zepeda, first grade, Tulare County; Carolina Hernandez Arzola, first grade, Tulare County; Arianna Diaz, third grade, Tulare County; Althea Mumford, fourth grade, Stanislaus County; Karina Romero, seventh grade, Stanislaus County; Evelyn Dominguez, eighth grade, Kern County; Daniel Ward, eighth grade, Merced County; Evan Forcey, eighth grade, Fresno County; Paris Saray, eighth grade, Kings County; Leslie Servin Paramo, ninth grade, Merced County; Grace Gorans, ninth grade, Madera County; Nisdhely Anahí Bojorquez Rodriguez, 11th grade, Merced County and Ashton Freeland, 11th grade, Madera County.
The calendars are distributed to schools, community groups, healthcare facilities, churches, civic organizations and non-profit groups as well as individuals requesting one throughout the Valley. The District prints 20,000 copies of the popular, free publication, which promotes Healthy Air Living throughout the year.
The 2018 calendars can be reserved, while supplies last, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and can be picked up in any District office: in Fresno, at 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave. (559-230-6000), in Modesto, at 4800 Enterprise Way (209-557-6400), and in Bakersfield, at 34936 Flyover Court (661-392-5500).
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District includes San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties.