Do you love the Wizard of Oz? Like to write? This contest is for you! It is time for the 6th annual “Royal Historian of Oz” writing contest. The contest is done in conjunction with the 36th annual Oz-Stravaganza which is June 6 to 8 in Chittenango. L. Frank Baum, author of the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” was born in Chittenango on May 15, 1856. The deadline to enter the contest is May 12. Entrants in this year’s contest must write a story of 400/500 or fewer words depending on the writer’s grade level. First, second, third, and fourth prizes will be awarded in each age group. The International Wizard of Oz Club will donate the prizes.
Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! The Ultimate Family Getaway At The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. and The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown The robust package commemorates the milestone anniversaries of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Wizard of Oz through a host of unique experiences. Tailored to Ritz-Carlton guests of all ages, the package encourages families to discover and explore the nation’s capital in a fun and interactive format while providing a refined luxury experience in two of Washington’s only AAA Five Diamond hotels.