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Scott County gearing up to celebrate bicentennial

November 19th, 2013 9:01 pm by Wes Bunch

Scott County gearing up to celebrate bicentennial

GATE CITY  — With Scott County’s bicentennial year less than two months away, tourism officials announced plans Tuesday to have area residents add their own touch to the 200th birthday celebrations.

To commemorate the milestone, the Scott County Tourism Committee is inviting county residents to design a bicentennial logo signifying 200 years of “History, Home and Heart.”

Scott County was formed in November 1814 from parts of Washington, Lee, and Russell counties.

Scott County Tourism Director Pam Cox said the “Logo Design Contest” is one of several ways organizers are hoping to stoke  interest in the bicentennial.

“The Bicentennial Celebration is for the entire county,” Cox said.  “We are seeking involvement and input from every section of the county and we really want people to participate. We have planning meetings that are open to the public and we really are open to all ideas.”

Cox said the logo contest will be open only to residents of Scott County. The logo must use three colors that can be silkscreened and converted to black and white. Digital files must be .jpeg, .tiff or .png formats, while physical artwork should be no larger than  8½ inches by 11 inches.

The logo contest officially begins Dec. 1,  with a deadline of midnight on Dec. 15.

For more on this story read Wednesday's print edition of the Times-News or the expanded e-edition.

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