In 2011, London will be 200 years old. A Bicentennial Committee is already making celebration plans that include a logo contest.
The contest, sponsored by The Madison Messenger, begins in September. Contest entries are due by Nov. 5. Submissions should be in black and white for easy reproduction. A color version of the winning entry also will be produced.
Any resident of Madison County is eligible to enter. Copies of contest rules and entry forms can be obtained at the Messenger, 78 S. Main St. in London, or online at www.columbusmessenger.com (click on Madison).
The winning design will appear on media materials used to promote the bicentennial year and events associated with the celebration. The winner will be announced during this year’s Old Fashioned Christmas celebration at the end of November and will receive a $100 prize.
An official date for the 2011 celebration has not been determined. However, planning committee members have discussed several ideas, including holding several small celebrations during the year, culminating with a grand celebration later in the year.
Several residents in the community will be getting calls from committee members, inviting them to participate in one of the subcommittees being formed to handle details of the celebration. Committees include public relations, events, and ways and means. Anyone interested in participating should contact the London mayor’s office at 740-852-3243.
The planning committee will meet again at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 in London City Council Chambers on East Second Street.