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WIS student takes first place in Chesterton art contest

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Published on May 13, 2020 with No Comments

Amelia Jimenez holds her winning entry in the Chesterton Strong art contest. She is a student at Westchester Intermediate School.

Visit Chesterton and the Chesterton Art Center have announced the winners of the “Chesterton Strong” Art Contest.  Children ages 8 and up were invited to submit works of art to the Visit Chesterton Facebook page depicting their feelings about being “Chesterton Strong” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first-place winner was Amelia Jimenez, 11, a student at Westchester Intermediate School. Her winning entry depicting downtown Chesterton has been made into yard signs.  These “Chesterton Strong” signs, produced locally by Zeno Companies, may be purchased for a donation of $20 or more. 

Signs may be purchased either online through the “Visit Chesterton” Facebook page, or in person at Hopkins’ Ace Hardware or the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. The public should call ahead for curbside pickup during their hours of operation. To request a home delivery for any digital purchases, email to visitchesterton@gmail.com with the appropriate address.

Funds raised from the sales will be used to promote the town of Chesterton and its businesses. The Chesterton Branding Leadership Team, which sponsors the visitchesterton.com website, is spearheading the fundraiser. The goal is to raise $10,000 to market and support downtown Chesterton businesses. People are welcome to donate to the fundraiser at any financial level.

The second-place winner in the sign contest was Lela Ragnone.  Both winners will receive a complimentary week of summer art camp at the Chesterton Art Center.  Information about the camps may be found at www.chestertonart.com.

All the entries in the contest may be viewed in the windows at the Chesterton Art Center, which will be reopening in the near future. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St. in Chesterton.

 

 

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