Gardnerville sponsors logo contest |

Gardnerville sponsors logo contest

by Merrie Leininger, staff writer

The Gardnerville Town Board is looking to its youngest residents to help create a seal and motto that best describes modern-day Gardnerville.

“The board feels the logo is outdated,” said town Manager Jim Park.

And the town currently doesn’t have a motto. Park isn’t sure if it ever has.

“We’re looking for something that portrays the community more accurately. This seal came along – no one’s really sure when – but we think some time in the ’70s,” Park said.

The current town seal is a brown, green and yellow picture of a man driving a horse and wagon from an agricultural area into a store-front lined street. Mountains sit in the background and quail and a pheasant run in the foreground. The logo reads Gardnerville, Nevada, Founded 1879.

Park said the town decided to ask for Gardnerville residents to submit their own renderings of a logo they believe represents their town.

The town is specifically looking for input from the young people and have dropped off applications at all the Douglas County schools, Park said.

“Both contests offer so much for youths, to be creative and think of the town of Gardnerville and how that should be portrayed,” Park said. “It’s a wonderful educational opportunity. We are reaching out to our future leaders. Kids are so important.”

Businesses also got into the act, donating items for prizes. Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, U.S. Bank, Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8, Rite Aid Pharmacy and Pizza Barn all donated prizes.

First place winners in both the children and adult categories of the seal contest will receive a $100 savings bond. Second place winners will receive a $50 savings bond and third place winners will receive a $25 savings bond.

First place winners in both the children and adult categories of the motto contest will be presented with a $50 savings bond at the Jan. 4 board meeting. Second place winners will receive two movie passes and third place winners will get a free pizza.

The winners will be chosen by a group made up of two Gardnerville town board members, a county commissioner, a community member nominated by a town board member and two nominees of the school district.

Those wishing to enter the contest need to get their entries to the town office, 1369 Highway 395, Gardnerville 89410, between Nov. 6 and Dec. 6.

For more information, call the town office at 782-7134 or visit the town’s Web site at http//