Who doesn't love a good Valentine's Day card? The Clinton Police Department is giving grade-school kids the chance to color their own Valentine's Day card this year that features a photo of a favorite Clinton Police officer. The K9 Griz Valentine's Day contest put on by the Clinton Police Department is up and is also giving Clinton kiddos a chance to win prizes from local businesses.

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On Tuesday, officials from the Clinton Police Department announced that they are giving kids in the city of Clinton a chance to create their own Valentine's Day card for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. They have started their 2022 K9 Griz Valentine's Day Card Contest which encourages kids to color a Valentine's Day card that features K9 Griz, a police dog with the department.

Clinton Police officials say this contest is open to children from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. Those kids, with the help of their parent(s)/guardian, can print off the K-9 Griz Valentine’s Day card and color it however they want.

Coloring the 2022 K9 Griz Valentine's Day card isn't just for fun. This also gives these kiddos in the Clinton area a chance to win prizes from these local businesses listed below:

  • Sweet Heart Bakery
  • Clinton LumberKings
  • Deanna’s Java Café
  • Happy Joe’s in Clinton
  • Pizza Ranch of Clinton.

Contest Rules

Starting Tuesday, February 1st, through Wednesday, February 15th, children can print the K9 Griz Valentine's Day card (which you can find by clicking here) and color the card however they would like. This contest is for children from the surrounding area in grades Pre-K through 5th grade (one submission per child).

There will be one winner per grade with the winners to be announced the following week after Valentine’s Day. Winners will be selected by the following judges from the Clinton community:

  • Mayor Scott Maddasion
  • Chief Kevin Gyrion
  • Deputy Chief James Ballauer
  • K-9 Griz

Information Needed

On the back of the K-9 Griz Valentines Day Card, the Clinton Police ask that the following information be listed:

  • First name of child and guardian’s name.
  • Child’s Grade
  • Child’s School
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Email Address

Submit Valentine's Day Card

The completed K9 Griz Valentine's Day cards can be submitted by mail or dropped off at:

  • Attn: K-9 Griz Valentines Day Contest
    113 6th Ave S
    Clinton, IA 52732

K9 Griz Valentine's Day cards can be dropped off and picked up at the following locations:

  • Happy Joe's - 408 S 1st, Clinton, IA
  • Pizza Ranch - 1347 11St NW, Clinton, IA
  • Sweetheart Bakery - 241 Main Ave, Clinton, IA

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