FLFR art and photo contest



The Friends of the Locust Fork River announce the first Blount County Art and Photo Contest, with categories for kids, teens, and adults. Contest entries, open to amateur artists and photographers, should celebrate life in and around the Locust Fork River. Photos, sketches, and paintings may include people, animals, bridges, and special memories. Entries will be accepted until July 31 and can be dropped off at the Blount County Memorial Museum, the Oneonta Public Library, or the Hayden Courthouse Annex. Visit www.flfr.org for rules and guidelines. Total prize money is $1585 and $300 will go to the teacher and classroom who has the most students submitting entries. Winners will be announced by Aug. 31 and will be displayed at the Blount County Fair, the Frank Green Building, and other Blount County locations. The contest is sponsored by the Blount County Memorial Museum and Historical Society, the Blount Economic Development Board, HomeTown Bank, King, Green & Dobson, and Locust Fork Pharmacy.