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Why I Love Lakewood Essay Contest


The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the 2017 “Why I Love Lakewood” 4th grade essay contest in conjunction with Light Up Lakewood. This year’s winner was Kirsten Loyd of Emerson Elementary. Kirsten received a cash prize of $100, a ride in the Light Up Lakewood Parade, a chance to read her essay in front of thousands of Light Up Lakewood fans, AND she helped ‘flip the switch’ on December 2nd to turn on the lights in Downtown Lakewood.

Here is the winning essay.

by Kirsten Loyd

Do you have a favorite city? I do! I love Lakewood because of the amazing places, traditions, parks and people.

Lakewood has so many fun places to visit. I enjoy going to the library and getting a good book.  I also love going to the pool on a hot day. The restaurants in Lakewood are outstanding! You can always find something delicious to eat.

I also love the traditions in Lakewood. There is always something to look forward to. Some of my favorites are the Spooky Pooch Parade, Light Up Lakewood, the Art Festival, Fourth of July Parade and the fireworks.

Another reason I love Lakewood is all the parks.  I enjoy going to Lakewood Park and playing on the new jungle gym, watching the sunset on the Solstice Steps, and even running in the fields. If you can’t go to Lakewood Park there is always a park near you.

My final reason is all the wonderful people who live here. Lakewood is small, but it has a big heart.  Everywhere you go there are people you know and it is easy to make friends and have fun.

I hope you see why I love Lakewood and I hope you love it too.