PLEASANT VIEW — Residents of Weber County are invited to enter the Our AmeriCAN-Do Spirit Essay Contest, which is being sponsored by John Reynolds, of Pleasant View, and the American Can Do project committee.
Mayor Doug Clifford said Reynolds had the idea to carry on the tradition of an essay contest following the example of one that was sponsored by the
Kiwanis in the past.
Reynolds asked Pleasant View city to pass a resolution in support of the venture, and the item will be on the agenda for the next council meeting, at 6 p.m. July 10 at City Hall, 520 W. Elberta Drive.
Reynolds is asking those who wish to participate in the contest to write an essay based on their unique sense of the American spirit.
He said there are cash prizes as well as recognition for the winners.
The essay must be 500 words or less and must be submitted with an official entry form, which is available at Smith and Edwards and the Pleasant View city offices.
All entries must be received by July 24 and should be sent to AmeriCAN-Do Spirit Essay Contest, C/O John Reynolds, 28 White Barn Drive, Pleasant View, UT 84414.
The awards for first place will be given in three age groups: 16-29, 30-35 and 36-plus.
First place awards will be $236.76 each for three men and three women. In addition, each winner will receive a Freedom Library set of biographic books about the lives of American heroes.
Awards will be made at Constitution Day and Patriots Day Ceremonies in September, and the winners will be invited to participate at these events.
Winning essays will also be featured in area newspapers.