Logo chosen for city’s 150th

The sesquicentennial committee recently announced a winner has been chosen for the city of Parsons’ 150th celebration logo design contest.

The winning logo was submitted by Cara Burris of Olathe.

The logo will be used throughout the event on printed materials. It was chosen from approximately a half-dozen that were submitted.

The decision on the logo was one of the first steps as the committee gears up for the celebration in cooperation with the city. As the winner, Burris received a $500 prize sponsored by the Labette County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Described by Burris in her submission the logo depicts the old Katy Railroad depot clock tower as an iconic piece of architecture, memorialized by the current Labette Bank building. She explained that she hoped it would continue to represent a nostalgic state for Parsons residents. She chose to use the piece of architecture as the inspiration for her logo as she thought it embodied the origin and mission of the city of Parsons.

The image will be displayed on several marketing pieces throughout the celebration, including the advertising, billboards, coasters, flyers and street banners all being considered for the 150th celebration. A calendar of events will be published soon, and city staff will consider the monetary needs of the celebration as they move into the 2021 budget session.

The sesquicentennial committee is a volunteer group of citizens working with the city to plan the 150th anniversary of Parsons in 2021. Plans are being made to create a months-long celebration with events planned across the city.

Anyone wanting more information can contact Jim Zaleski at 421-7030.

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