Calling for river essays, stories, songs, poetry for summer event

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Essays, stories, songs, and poems about the Mississippi River are being sought for inclusion in “Celebrate the River & Guttenberg” weekend  events set for Aug. 7-9.  

The impetus for this event came from Mayor Russ Loven who has participated in a number of Mississippi River Mayors' Conferences.  The conference agendas always included encouragement for river towns to celebrate the river with music, the arts, food, fun and education.  

Mayor Loven, Emily Moser of Guttenberg Development & Tourism and Juanita Loven have been working on a preliminary schedule of events.  

Everyone of all ages is encouraged to submit an essay, story, song, poetry, etc. pertaining to the river. Mayor Loven asks teachers to encourage students to submit entries for consideration.   

Prizes will be awarded and winners will be invited to share their entry in a special program.   

Entries should be submitted to Mayor Loven at the City Office or by e-mail to: Deadline to enter is July 15.

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