Appearance Commission Seeks Designs on Banner
The Southern Pines Appear-ance Commission wants residents to design the banners that will hang from the streetlight poles in downtown.
It is sponsoring a contest to find the best image to welcome newcomers to downtown.
"We're calling it a challenge," said Bud Wallen, a member of the appearance commission. "We're trying to get local citizens involved in this challenge."
The judges of the contest are Town Manager Reagan Parsons, The Pilot Publisher David Woronoff and a third person to be appointed. The idea is for the banner to "communicate the unique and charming character of the town of Southern Pines," according to a press release from the Appearance Commission.
The judges will suggest that the Town Council approve the winning entry.
Wallen said entries that are simple but striking will get the highest marks. The idea is to convey a welcome to folks traveling down Broad Street.
"Very short and sweet and to the point," he said.
There are no real limitations other than the size of the banner. Each banner is 45 inches tall and 18 inches wide. They will hang on every third light pole along the downtown blocks of Broad Street and parts of New Hampshire and Pennsylvania avenues.
"We would consider anything and everything," said Greg Zywocinski, another member of the Appearance Commission.
Residents can submit drawings, along with their names and addresses to P.O. Box 716. The contest ends April 30.
Contact Matthew Moriarty at 693-2479 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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