Craig City Hall displays commemorative hats the Craig Centennial Committee ordered late last year. The hats sell for $13 and are available at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.; the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way; and the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

Photo by Hans Hallgren

Craig City Hall displays commemorative hats the Craig Centennial Committee ordered late last year. The hats sell for $13 and are available at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.; the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way; and the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

'On target'

Centennial hats on sale; concert performers to be announced soon

Craig Centennial poster contest rules

• First-place artwork will be the only artwork used for the 2008 Craig Centennial poster.

• The theme of the artwork entries must reflect the flavor and essence of Craig.

• Entries must be original artwork.

• Any reproducible medium is acceptable including photographs, oil, watercolor, chalk, pen and ink, quilt, collage, etc.

• The image or art should be no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches, either vertical or horizontal.

• Artwork must be signed, matted with a 2-inch mat and adequately backed with materials such as foam core. Do not mat entries on masonite, clay board or stretched canvas. Artwork must be protected by a covering of clear acetate or plastic, such as shrink wrap. Pastels should be treated with a fixative.

• The artist assumes the risk of loss or damage to the artwork during transportation and while the artwork is in the custody of the Craig Centennial Committee. The artist is responsible for making such insurance arrangements as the artist deems appropriate.

• A signed entry form and the artwork for each work submitted must be received by the Craig Centennial Committee at Pam Designs, 512 Yampa Ave., no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 8. No more than two entries per artist. All artwork must be available for sale at the silent auction sponsored by the Craig Centennial Committee and the Craig Downtown Business Association on Feb. 9 for no less than the minimum sale price specified by the artist on the entry form.

• Proceeds of the sale at the art auction will be shared as follows: 25 percent to the Craig Centennial Committee, with the balance to the artists.

• Winners will be announced at the ArtWalk reception Feb. 9 at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The People's Choice award will be voted on at the ArtWalk Reception and awarded that evening. Winners do not need to be present to win.

• Call Pam Foster at 824-8244 or e-mail pamdesign@hotmail... for more information. Applications are available at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St., the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way, and Pam Designs. There is no fee to enter.

• $250 will be awarded to the first-place winner, $150 to the runner-up and $100 to the people's choice.

— Craig's 100-year anniversary celebration will soon have a voice.

Although the band selected to play at the Centennial celebration scheduled for later this year has not yet confirmed, Craig Centennial Committee members expect to hear word this week, they said.

The band is scheduled to perform during the 100-day celebration following April 21, the anniversary of Craig's incorporation.

Committee members, who include residents and city officials, are organizing the concert and other centennial events.

So far, they're on track.

"I think we are on target for all events (scheduled for) 2008," committee member Ray Beck said.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce posted a tentative event schedule on its Web site, chamber executive director Christina Currie said.

The Craig Daily Press also is posting a schedule on its Web site, as well as other various information and stories related to the event.

The celebration kicks off Saturday with a 100-day beard-growing contest at the west end of the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

A poster will list future celebration events, committee member Carol Jacobson said. Pam Designs, 512 Yampa Ave., is accepting original artwork and designs that will decorate the poster.

Other celebration details are falling into place.

Of the 500 commemorative hats the committee ordered, 200 are on sale at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.; the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way; and the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

The hats, which were embroidered at The Embroidery Shoppe, sell for $13 and come in black, khaki and white.

The hats bear the event's logo - an elk silhouetted by a sunburst - committee chairman Don Jones said.

The committee also ordered 100 additional hats bearing an American flag superimposed on the brim.

The embellishment gives the hats a "patriotic" flare, Beck said.

Hat sales were preceded by commemorative coins that were released in December.

And more memorabilia is on the way.

Centennial polo shirts and coffee cups are expected to arrive later this month and should be available by Jan. 21, Beck said.

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