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The City of Hoopeston Historic Preservation Commission has chosen a logo submitted during our logo contest for Hoopeston’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The commission received 10 submissions from the community, and it was a tough decision made by the commissioners. The commissioners chose a submission from former resident Ann Wallace Atwell based on an idea she first conceived during the 1971 Centennial Celebration. Ann sketched out a logo and theme based around “Created at the Crossroads” owing to Hoopeston’s railroad heritage. This logo and theme will be used throughout the year at various events leading up to a weeklong of events beginning June 27 and culminating with the fireworks display on July 3. The commission will be releasing a full slate of events soon. 

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