PHOTO BY MARY CANNADAY
Crickette Club members Gail Murray, left, and Sheila Broom model this year's Bloomin'Arts T-shirts for sale for $15 each. Proceeds benefit the arts. The T-shirts will be for sale at the 42nd Annual Bloomin' Arts Festival this weekend downtown. It runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
The Daughters of the American Revolution had an essay contest where students wrote on "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It - How Are Our Responsbilities as Good Citizens Changing/?" From left, the winners were Charlee Lutton, seventh grade, First Methodist; Madison Crisler, sixth grade, First Methodist; Erin Mullen, eighth grade, First Methodist; Rose Conner, Bartow High School; Samuel Zucker, fifth grade, First Methodist; Christina Wiley, International Baccalaureate; and Tabita Rowell, Fort Meade Middle Senior High. Not pictured is Tiana Gunter, Summerlin Academy.
The Bartow chapter of the DAR has a public seminar at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 at the Polk County History Museum for people to learn about what is available in the genealogy museum.
Featured speakers for the event are Gladys Roberts, the coordinator for the Polk County Library Cooperative, Gail Seger, the senior library assistant and Myrtice Young, the historic preservation manager.
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