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A multitude of students from Perth Amboy Catholic School recently won awards in the Heroes and Superheroes Art Contest 24 sponsored by Team Velvet, Inc., Horse Therapy for Child Trauma in Flemington. Susan Edwards, psychologist/director, coordinated the event, which was attended by students, their families and art teacher Rose Lavin Pennyfeather. The event included a Rainbow Picture Gallery of the winners artwork in “The Power to Inspire” Art Contest; a three-horse superhero dance and fashion show with costumes designed by the students; art activities for the children; an Equine Art Gallery by artist Patty Paige; a silent auction, music and refreshments. - photo courtesy of Perth Amboy Catholic School


A large American flag is seen hanging from the bell tower of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington July 4, 2015. The U.S. bishops' fifth annual Fortnight for Freedom opens June 21. -CNS photo/Bob Roller