As part of its bicentennial celebration, the city of Geneva is sponsoring a series of contests. Entries may be e-mailed to City Councilor Jackie Augustine at firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off or mailed to City Hall, 47 Castle St., Geneva 14456. Entries are due by Friday, Feb. 17.
* Children in kindergarten through third grades are being asked to complete the following sentence, “I love Geneva because …”
* Children in fourth through seventh grade are being asked to write a 200-word essay on “What I love about Geneva.”
* Teenagers in eighth grade through high school seniors are being asked to write a 400-word essay on “The Greatest Thing About Geneva.”
* Adults between 18 and 55 years of age are invited to write a 500-word essay on “What Makes Geneva Wonderful.”
* Senior citizens — 55 and older — who live in or who grew up in Geneva, are invited to write an essay of any length on any of the previous topics or on “My Fondest Memory of Geneva.”
Organizers are also looking for Geneva’s oldest resident and the person who has lived in Geneva the longest. Those with names to suggest should call the City Clerk's office in City Hall.
The city's “First Family” is also being sought; those whose families have long roots in the community, or who built early homes or businesses here will also be featured in the commemorative program.