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York City debuts 'Street 2 Creek' program and mural contest winners
York City is debuting a new "Street 2 Creek" program to bring awareness to water pollution prevention, and a panel of local artists and community leaders has selected three winners for its mural contest.
This program was formed "to bring awareness of water quality and pollution prevention through storm drain art and murals," according to a Tuesday, Aug. 7, city news release.
The program was formed through an alliance between Lettice Brown, the city's MS4 coordinator who oversees the city's stormwater sewer systems; the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Penn State Master Watershed Stewards of York County; the Watershed Alliance of York; and the Lower Susquehanna River Keeper, the release states.
Last month, the city posted flyers downtown teasing the program and asked for drawing submissions.
The program welcomed submissions for the best creative use of a city storm drain, offering cash prizes and the opportunity to draw a mural on one of the city's storm drains.
Since then, a panel of local artists and community leaders has selected the three winners.
The winners, all living in York County, are: Bonita Bollinger, first place; Michael Raucci, second place; and Linda Inners, third place.
The artists will be painting their murals at three storm drains throughout downtown York starting the week before the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival, which is held Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, in downtown York.
The city invites all residents to attend the awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the intersection of West Market Street and the York County Heritage Rail Trail to meet the artists, the Street 2 Creek group and the judges.