The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is holding an art competition for a face mask design that pertains to the city. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, Aug. 30. Director of community outreach at the Athens Area Chamber, Lindsay Brannen, said the idea for the competition came about when she was out with her husband for dinner. It was the couple’s first time back in a restaurant since quarantine started. They started talking about wearing masks and how “nobody likes wearing them necessarily, but that’s how we’re able to go see our favorite businesses,” she said. Then, Brannen’s husband brought up how he thought it would be cool if Athens had a mask, and it could help promote mask-wearing around town, she said.
Photo Credit: Volodymyr Hryshchenko