All-Ages Drop-in The MCPL Marathon City in conjunction with the Marathon City Heritage Center is sponsoring an essay contest, "Marathon Memories." The entries should focus on the writer's memories and connections to the Village of Marathon. All entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2019, and all submitted entries will be housed in a book at the Marathon City Heritage Center. Awards will be given for the top 3 essays in each division (grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and adult) and awards will be presented at the Heritage Center Park Dedication (Summer 2019).
Contact the Marathon City Branch at 715-443-2775 for more information.
Need some writing prompts? Take a look at these ideas:
*Can you remember your mom's or grandmother's kitchen? Use sight and smell words to describe it.
*Write about a holiday memory. Where did you go? What did you do? What foods do you remember?
*Did you attend a traditional school, or were you educated at home? Describe a school-related memory.
*Did you grow up with family traditions? Describe one or a few in detail.
*Write about some sayings, expressions, or advice you heard at home when you were growing up. Who said them? What did they mean? Do you use any of those expressions today?