Winners named in Sikeston eclipse logo contest
SIKESTON — After reviewing numerous submissions, the Sikeston Eclipse Task Force chose three winners of their logo contest.
Valerie Charles, a student at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center from Bernie High School; Vicky Huang, a student at Sikeston Junior High and Sikeston resident Justin Lindsey were named the winners of the contest.
Parts of each of the three logos will be combined to come up with the final logo.
Eclipse Task Force members and Sikeston Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded each of the winners gift cards to businesses in Downtown Sikeston.
Known as the Great American Eclipse, the next solar eclipse will be April 8, 2024 and will last four minutes and 27 seconds, almost double that of the eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, that was witnessed by about 20 million people.
One of the best places to see the eclipse in 2024 will be southeast Missouri and the City of Sikeston.
As part of the eclipse, Sikeston is planning a weekend long celebration called, “Total Eclipse of the Park.”
The two-day event will feature things like live music, contests, food trucks and much more.
There will be viewing locations set up at the Sikeston Recreation Complex, Bootheel Golf Course and Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds.