GRC holding art contest
Officials with the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park are holding a contest for local artists as they look for a logo to represent a new mission.
The Knox County Goes Native (KCGN) Initiative is meant to encourage the creation of native plant habitats in private and public lands through education, assistance, and inspiration and to initiate and build connections with nature through positive changes in land use and an appreciation of the natural world, according to a press release issued by park officials Thursday.
The selected logo will be used on KCGN signs, its website, and in any communications and will become the property of KCGN.
Directions include using no more than three colors, and it must include a native plant or animal. Artists must also include the organization’s name or initials, and they are encouraging the use of the Knox County shape.
Those entering the contest can submit electronically to email@example.com or present a hard copy to Will Drews at the Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 604 S. Quail Run Road, or Frank Doughman at GRC park, 401 S. 2nd St.
Those entering need to include the designer’s name and contact information. Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 31.
The winner will receive a $100 cash prize and a $25 gift card for JOANN Fabrics & Crafts.
For more information, email KCgoesnative@gmail.com or call 812-882-8210 ext. 3408.
Lighted historic driving tour coming to a close
The Lighted Historic Holiday Driving Tour, an event hosted by the Vincennes/Knox County Preservation Foundation, continues through the end of the month.
Featured on the lighted driving tour are 404 N. Fifth St., 718 Broadway St., 317 N. Third St., 725 Buntin St., 422 N. Fourth St., 422 N. Fifth St., and 505 N. Sixth St., home to Klein Realty. Also featured on the tour are properties owned by the Knox County Public Library, specifically the historic Carnegie Library at 502 N. Seventh St., the Fortnightly Clubhouse at 421 N. Sixth St., the McGrady-Brockman Building at 614 N. Seventh St., and the Bloebaum Fuller Annex at 509 N. Seventh St.
For more information, and for history on the homes and buildings themselves, visit the organization’s Facebook page at “Vincennes/Knox Preservation Foundation.”