The department is holding a chalk art contest on July 31 that is open to children ages 5-12, said Mark Slater, recreation program coordinator. Entries will be split up into two age groups, one for children age 5-8 and another for age 9-12. Ten businesses along Main Street have offered to allow contestants to use the pavement outside of their locations as the canvas, and the department will be supplying the chalk. The competition begins at 10 a.m. and all creations must be completed by 6 p.m., at which point the judging will begin. An announcement of the winners of each age group will most likely come the following day, Slater said, with the prize being a gift certificate to Melt Down, a do-it-yourself ceramics, clay and glass workshop located on Main Street.