June 30, 2016

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Medina Twp. contest seeks symbol of solidarity

MEDINA TWP. — The township is seeking entries for its flag design contest — again.

Township Trustee Mike Todd said the board of trustees is trying to encourage more people to enter the contest. The contest began last March, but the township only has received six entries so far.

“We didn’t get as many submissions as we wanted by Flag Day, so we extended it another year,” Todd said.

The new deadline is Jan. 31.

The contest is open to all Medina Township residents, as well as students in kindergarten through grade 12 enrolled in Medina Schools or home-schooled.

“The purpose of the Medina Township flag design contest is to have a flag specially designed for Medina Township, to unite all of our citizens, to help solidify an identity for the township and most importantly, to allow the design to come from the citizens,” according to a news release from the township. “A township flag will be a tangible item that will inherently carry the story of Medina Township wherever it is displayed.”

Trustees plan to choose five finalists by Feb. 15, and their entries will be on display until April 12, giving residents an opportunity to vote on the winner. All finalists will receive an award, and the winner will get a $50 savings bond and a flag of his or her design.

The winning design will be unveiled at the township’s annual Flag Day event June 18.

For more information on the contest, call Laurie Shoemaker at (330) 721-1394 or visit www.medinatownship.com.

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