St. Clair Rotary Club’s Poetry & Songwriting Contest
The St. Clair Rotary Club is sponsoring the 2015 competition for St. Clair’s Poet Laureate and Bootlegger Balladeer. This year’s legend comes from Dorothy Mitts, a longtime columnist for the Times Herald. Contestants are invited to write a poem or song that fills in the missing parts of Dorothy’s story. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 contestants will present their poem or song to the audience and judges at LaCroix’s Riverside Pub. Cash prizes are awarded to the first three winners in each category. The winners in each category are invited to attend a city council meeting where the mayor will issue a proclamation naming them either Poet Laureate or Bootlegger Balladeer for 2015. This link will take you to the legend and contest rules: http://stclairontheriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2015-Poetry-Songwriting-Legend.pdf
About St. Clair
St. Clair is Michigan’s fifth English speaking settlement. In 2014 the City will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the building of Fort Sinclair by the British at the junction of the River Huron (now renamed the St. Clair River) and the Pine River.
When I first moved to St. Clair, I thought this was just a sleepy retirement community. After 15 years as a St. Clair resident, I know what a great place it is to raise kids and run a business.