So far, nine children are vying for the right to name a Blue Heron.
The Town of Rising Sun's Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Name the Heron coloring contest. Parks and Recreation Commissioner Travis Marion said last week, that he is hoping to get more entries.
Coloring contest papers are available at town hall during business hours. The contest is open to children up to age 12. Each child is asked to color the picture and name the bird. The entries are being displayed at town hall.
Judging will be held near the end of September at the park wetlands portion ribbon cutting. The judges will include Rupert Rossetti, a board member for the Octoraro Watershed Association and partner in the Triangle Park project, Marion, a town staff member, and someone from within the community - likely an art teacher at a local school.
The winner of the contest will have the right to name a park heron. The artwork will be displayed on the town website and Facebook page. The winner will also receive a basket of gifts. The contest is open to all and is not limited to town residents. "Everybody is going to enjoy this park," said Marion.