Fredericksburg’s 175th anniversary logo selected
Fredericksburg has a logo to celebrate 175 years — the dodransbicentennial celebration.
Lara Bobo of Fredericksburg was announced as the creator of the winning logo in the 175th logo contest and presented with an Anniversary Key to the City in front of the Vereins Kirche Museum on Monday by 175th Anniversary Steering Committee Co-Chairs Tony Klein and Fredericksburg Mayor Linda Langerhans.
The logo highlights Fredericksburg’s iconic building, the Vereins Kirche Museum, as well as the historic library. It is further marked by fireworks over the buildings and the anniversary time frame: 1846 – 2021.
“Fredericksburg has a rich and proud history,” Klein said. “I think everyone will like this logo, and it came about through volunteer submissions. We received many great entries.”
The key will entitle Bobo and her immediate family to enter anniversary-related events for free during the celebratory year.
The invitation for logo submissions was announced in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and on Facebook, and the invitation drew more than 30 submissions, effectively kicking off anniversary preparations.
The anniversary year will begin May 8, 2020, and it will extend for 12 months to the 175th anniversary date of May 8, 2021.
“This is the first of many opportunities to participate in Fredericksburg’s celebration preparations,” Langerhans said. “It will be a celebration to reflect our history, culture, accomplishments and community. Individuals, businesses and organizations will all be invited to participate.”
Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods donated a bottle of Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and Salsa a La Charra for all logo contest submitters.
For ongoing information about anniversary events, visit 175th.org or Facebook.com/ Founded1846