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Bradford, Vt., Presents 250th Logo Old, New

I have attached pictures of Lee Morrill of OnTrack Designs in New London, and Meroa Shepard Benjamin, Co-Chairman of the 250 Committee.  Photograph courtesy of Lee Morrill

I have attached pictures of Lee Morrill of OnTrack Designs in New London, and Meroa Shepard Benjamin, Co-Chairman of the 250 Committee. Photograph courtesy of Lee Morrill

Bradford, Vt. — The official logo for the Bradford’s 250th celebration was unveiled last Tuesday at Town Meeting, where organizers presented a framed print of the image to the Selectboard for the Town Office. The town will celebrate its sestercentennial in 2015.

The 250th committee asked the public to submit ideas for the logo, but after much consideration decided to adapt an image created in 1975 for Bradford’s observance of the nation’s bicentennial. The design, created by Bradford resident Janet Fatherley, shows the Old Grist Mill built in 1847 by Asa Low, the CVPS Dam on the Waits River, and the Old Pine Tree. The town has been using the logo on its public works vehicles and police patch.

Lee Morrill, of On Track Designs in New London, enhanced and updated the design.

“The words ‘Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future’ were added to remind us that the past has great impact on the future,” the committee said in a recent news release.

It’s not the first time Morrill, who grew up in Bradford and graduated from Bradford Academy, has been involved with creating anniversary images for the town. As a young college student, he created the logo for Bradford’s bicentennial in 1965.

The 250th design will be used in celebration announcements and on T-shirts, sweatshirts, posters and other items that will be sold to help finance events throughout the year. For more information, or to volunteer to help with the anniversary events, contact Meroa Shepard Benjamin, committee co-chairwoman, at 802-222-9621. — Staff report