Calling all artists for mural design contest

The Community Economic Development Committee is awarding up to three winning entries by artists who would like to create new works of public art to go on display in the Village Center.

Awards will be given for a 3-by-4-foot mural and two larger murals. Suggested outdoor themes for original sketches and/or designs include Libby Hill Forest Trails; seasonal images of Gray, such as ice fishing or the Blueberry Festival; or the local birdhouse project.

The designs will be painted this summer by the winning artists, with technical assistance by the CEDC and/or other interested community members. The CEDC will provide paint supplies and a choice of colors.

More than one entry may be submitted, but all become the property of the CEDC. Winning designs will receive a $100 cash prize. The contest is open to all ages and the deadline to enter is May 15.

Send electronic images to [email protected] and include name, phone number, address, parent/guardian contact information if applicable. Students should also include grade level, whether it’s elementary, middle school, high school or college.

New logo wanted

A new logo for the Wild Blueberry Festival is being commissioned by the Community Economic Development Committee. For more information about submitting a design, email [email protected] or [email protected]

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Fire Rescue hiring

Gray Fire Rescue is hiring full-time paramedics and also accepting applications for per diem members. Go to graymaine.org to apply and for more information.

Spring sports

Patriot Soccer spring sign-ups are open at patrioitsoccer.org and Gray Little League registrations are being taken at gnglittleleague.org. Indoor soccer and basketball are starting Saturday, March 5, and go through April 9 for grades 1-8. See gngrec.com for more information.

Pantry wish list

The local pantry needs empty dishwashing bottles, bath soap, pea beans, canned meals (ravioli, spaghetti, etc.), small packages of muffin mix, microwaveable packages of instant oatmeal, jelly and coffee. The donation bin is along the first pantry shed at the First Congregational Church parish house parking lot, 5 Brown St., behind McDonald’s.

Furniture needed

A new family in Gray is looking for furniture. If you have any to give away, contact Donna at [email protected] or 671-4458.

Marilyn Keating-Porcaro can be contacted at [email protected]

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