Submit art for Candy Dance poster contest by July 16

Staff Reports

Artists are encouraged to submit artwork in any media for the Town of Genoa's Candy Dance poster contest.

Art will be selected on how it expresses the time and place of the 90th anniversary of Candy Dance. Submit artwork by July 16. Include a short biography with application, available at or at the town office, 782-8696.

Winning artwork will be used on the 2010 Candy Dance poster and publicity items. The winner will receive two tickets to the Candy Dance dinner dance and free parking to the Candy Dance Arts & Craft Faire.

The Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire features more than 325 crafters and vendors, and Genoa's homemade candy. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26. Admission is free. Parking in designated lots is $5 per vehicle. The Candy Dance dinner and dance is Sept. 26 in Genoa Town Park.

The first Candy Dance began in 1919 by Genoa resident Lillian Virgin Finnegan to raise money to purchase street lights for the town. Finnegan and the women of Genoa made candy to serve at the dance. The candy making and dance continued each year to raise funds to pay Genoa's electric bill for the street lights. The Arts and Crafts Faire was added in the 1970s. Funds raised by the Town of Genoa during Candy Dance weekend provide a substantial portion of Genoa's annual budget.  


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