By Kandis Howard, RP Contributor
The City of Mansfield recently created several new committees to help promote some positive changes around town. One of the committees formed was the Mansfield Shine Committee. Its main goals are to promote cleanliness and beautification of the city.
At the end of 2015, the committee partnered together with the Mansfield School District in an effort to get the word out to the public in the form of an art competition. The art teachers, Kelli Thomas and David Love, worked with their students from kindergarten to 12th grade to make posters with the theme “Help Mansfield Shine.”
One overall winner was chosen to be the cover for a calendar and will soon have her poster displayed in the heart of the city near the Mansfield sign on the gazebo square.
The overall winner was Whitney Clark (11th). Four winners were chosen from each campus to have their posters included in the calendar for 2016. They include Colton Silvey (7th), Gavin Holland (6th), Megan Plymale (10th), Trinity Triska (3rd), Jessica George (8th), Mylee Strozier (2nd), Haylie Reese (11th), Scotland Brennan (11th), Haden Henson (7th), Dalton Smedley (12th), Chloe Hattabaugh (1st), and Carter Whiley (3rd). You may buy one of these nice calendars from either art teacher, the City Hall, or at several of the local banks and businesses. The cost is $5 with half of the proceeds going back to the Mansfield Art Dept.