Patriotic Art Contest Winner

The first place winner of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, Alessandra Levato, sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463, Lititz, PA, stands at the podium at the National Convention in St. Louis on July 22, 2014. “Ali” addressed the crowd of more than 1,000 auxiliary members and guests. She read the short essay that accompanied her winning entry and expressed thanks to everyone at Post 1463 who helped her achieve the prize of a $10,000 scholarship and gifts from the national auxiliary and National Madam President “Sissy” Borel.

Ali and her dad Larry enjoyed two whirlwind days in St. Louis as part of her first place prize, giving them a chance to do some sightseeing. After accepting her award, the Levatos visited the exhibition hall to view Ali’s artwork on display along with winners #2 through #8. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary national and state officers met with Ali and extended their congratulations on this significant achievement.

We could not possibly be happier for Alessandra and we admire her work with this contest for the past three years. It has been our pleasure to sponsor her and work with the Levato family.