The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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June 20, 2013

Photo calendar to list all Conneaut events in 2014

Shutterbugs can submit work for community project

CONNEAUT — A Conneaut calendar set to debut next year will also double as a community photo album, showcasing many of the area’s scenic sights.

The city’s Chamber of Commerce and Board of Tourism are teaming up to prepare a 2014 calendar crammed with every conceivable event and dozens of images of festivals and activities.

“I think it’s going to be really good,” said Wendy DuBey, Chamber executive director.

Members of the two organizations will be spending the next few weeks compiling a list of events for an all-inclusive calendar. Clubs, agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations that have already pinned down dates for activities in 2014 are asked to share the information as soon as possible with the Chamber at conneautchamber@suite224.net.

People are also welcome to submit photographs that will illustrate the calendar. A few dozen photos will be needed to for the 12 months, as well as other pages, DuBey said. Shutterbugs won’t be paid if their pictures are picked, but they will be credited in the calendar, she said.

Organizers are looking for photos from annual events — such as parades, the Sock Hop, Soap Box Derby, Rib Burn-off and D-Day re-enactment — as well as shots of local scenery, including the lakefront, covered bridges and Conneaut Creek.

“If you can photograph it, we want to see it,” DuBey said in a statement.

Entries should be put on a compact disc and dropped off at the Chamber office, Main and Washington streets, no later than Aug. 1. Make sure the disc contains the photographer’s name and contact information. The CD will be returned once the calendar is complete.

A committee comprised of Chamber and tourism board members will decide which photos get published, DuBey said.

The calendar will be available for purchase by mid-September, she said.

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