and the Chesterton Art Center are pleased to announce 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
businesses in Chesterton have been hit hard during this time. Now, more than
ever, it is important to stand “Chesterton Strong”.
First place winner
was Amelia Jimenez, age 11, who is a student at Westchester Intermediate
School. Amelia’s winning entry depicting downtown Chesterton has been made
into yard signs. These “Chesterton Strong” signs, produced locally by Zeno
Companies, can be purchased for a donation of $20 or more.
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.
People can show
their support for the town of Chesterton and local businesses by purchasing
the “Chesterton Strong” yard signs. 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. Call ahead for curbside pickup
during their hours of operation.
To request a home
delivery for any digital purchases, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your address.
The 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 in order to market and support downtown Chesterton businesses.
People are welcome to donate to the fundraiser at any financial level.
All the entries in
the contest can be viewed in the windows at the Chesterton Art Center, which
will be reopening in the near future.
Summer Art Camps can be found at
www.chestertonart.com. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S.
4th St., Chesterton.