Leaders and supporters of Acadia National Park are gearing up for a major celebration of the park’s 100th anniversary in 2016 including the unveiling of an official centennial logo.
A new task force is also developing guidelines for people and businesses to become partners in the centennial celebration.
Artist Catherine Breer of Freeport, Maine designed the logo that won a nationwide contest organized by groups and task force members including Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the park and surrounding communities.
In introducing the logo during an event in Ellsworth, Acadia Centennial Task Force co-chair Cookie Horner said that the logo’s goals are to represent the centennial slogan of “Celebrate our past; Inspire our future” and also include an iconic image of Acadia, according to a press release from the task force.
The logo includes an historic Bates-style cairn, a mountain-top view from a hiking trail and, naturally, blueberries.
In an e-mail, Friends of Acadia Conservation Director Stephanie Clement said the task force is also developing guidelines for businesses to showcase the logo with products.
Businesses, organizations, agencies and individuals can become “Acadia Centennial Partners” under initial guidelines from the task force.
“We’re hoping that the celebration will be a decentralized, all-inclusive year-long celebration that invites everyone to participate,” Clement said in an e-mail.
“Any organization or business that feels it has or wishes to build its own good relationship with Acadia National Park and commits to develop an event, program, or product to help celebrate Acadia’s Centennial can be an Acadia Centennial Partner,” according to the press release.
Anyone can get started in becoming a centennial partner. Contact either or both of the co-chairs of the Acadia Centennial Task Force: Cookie Horner at 207-288-3543 or hpywndr2ATgmail.com and Jack Russell at 207-244-5394 or jackrussell101ATearthlink.net. Or reach Clement at 207-288-3340 or stephanieATfriendsofacadia.org.
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