The Borough of Glen Rock was incorporated on September 14th, 1894 and is gearing up for an incredible celebration on its actual birthday, Saturday, September 14th, 2019.
Earlier this year, the Borough created a committee to plan Glen Rocks 125th birthday celebration. The committee, known as the ” GR125 Steering Committee”, started planning the celebration by holding a contest for a logo that will be used this year in many different mediums, to celebrate Glen Rocks 125th birthday.
The committee consists of Mayor Bruce Packer, Councilmembers Mary Barchetto, Kristine Morieko, and Arati Kreibich, Borough Administrator Lenora Benjamin, Rec Director Katie Frey, and Communications Coordinator Ashley Biggs.
Eighteen submissions were received and were made available to the committee for review without including the identity of the artists.
The winning logo was unveiled at the Borough Reorganization meeting on January 2nd, 2019. It was submitted by lifelong Glen Rock resident, and artist, Michele Keller. Michele graduated Glen Rock in 1997. She is an artist, full time art teach and a mother of a three year old. When asked about her inspiration for the logo she She said, “Needless to say, I don’t have a lot time to work on personal art making as much as I would like to. I saw this logo design contest and thought that it was the perfect opportunity to do something special for my town while challenging myself artistically. It was the train tracks that I traveled to New York on, the rock that I adore, and the iconic building I see every morning on my way to work that made the inspiration for this design. What better way to honor the town that has always been ‘my town to come home to’.”
Michele then stated, ” Designing this logo means a lot to me. It captures all the elements of Glen Rock that have left an impact on me over the years.”
“We are so appreciative of the time and effort spent by all of the individuals who submitted potential logos. There were so many incredible designs to choose from and the final decision was very difficult. In the end, we were won over by the classic design which incorporated so many iconic Glen Rock symbols.” stated Mayor Packer.