Tour de Floyd: Poster Child

Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway: December 2006
Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway: December 2006

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is partnering with The Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd to hold a Poster Design Competition for the 3rd Annual Tour de Floyd Bicycle Event. This year’s cycling event will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

A $200 cash award will be presented to the person who submits the winning design for the 2009 event poster. The entry deadline for the poster design is 4:00pm, Friday, January 30, 2009. For entry requirements, go here.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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