Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Milton Parks Dept. wins first award.


Memorial Day program chosen by GRPA for "Visibility & Marketing"

MILTON, GA, Nov. 17, 2010 - Milton's Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the first in what city officials hope is many accolades for its efforts in promoting the city's third annual Memorial Day service in May of this year.

Parks and Recreation Director Cyndee Bonacci received the "2010 Visibility & Marketing Award" for a single-event publication from the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) at the group's November conference in Jekyll Island. The governing body of state recreation and parks departments chose to award Milton's "Remember to Remember" campaign, which included posters, pamphlets and advertisements created and printed in-house by Communications Manager Jason Wright.

Click here to view the poster for the event, which served as the anchor for the campaign.

"Jason put so much time and care into creating this marketing design for our annual ceremony. I feel that it captured the essence of what we wanted to convey about Memorial Day," said Bonacci. "I am pleased others recognized his efforts and chose us to receive this award."

Milton Councilman Bill Lusk helms the committee that plans the annual Memorial Day Ceremony. He and Bonacci kept the award a secret until the Nov. 15 City Council meeting, when Wright was publicly presented with the plaque.

"It takes an artist with a clear understanding of his subject to produce a perfect product," said Lusk. "Jason captured the meaning of Memorial Day in this simple portrayal."

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