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Community contest seeks designs for tourism trailer

The Worthington Convention and Visitors Bureau and Smith Trucking are seeking submissions for a new trailer design to promote tourism. (Submitted Photo)

WORTHINGTON — Mike Smith of Smith Trucking and the Worthington Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are announcing a local contest to create a community- and tourism themed-design to go on a trailer that will be driven nationwide.

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This is the third year that Smith Trucking has advertised Worthington on the side of its trailers, but it’s the first time it has asked citizens to get creative and design something of their own.

“I did the first two concepts myself, but after a while they all started looking the same,” Smith said. “So instead, I thought other people can get creative and think about things in Worthington that are recognizable and that mean something to them.”

Once the winning designs have been announced and put on the truck, the CVB will encourage people to take pictures wherever they see the vehicle and post them online to help spread the word about Worthington.

“This truck will get nationwide exposure, and I think it would be fun to see where people have seen the truck,” said Denise Erwin, the CVB’s marketing chair-person.

Smith Trucking and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will be selecting the winning designs on Dec. 1. The truck should be rolling by the beginning of January.

All designs must be turned in before Dec. 1. A PDF file of a design may be sent to Ashley Goettig of the Chamber at

Paper-drawn entries should be mailed to the CVB at 1121 Third Ave., Worthington 56187.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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