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Gronewold's design selected for Regatta T-shirt

WORTHINGTON -- The well-known T-shirts of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival have a fresh look for 2016 thanks to a different selection system."This year we put out a request for designs through Facebook," said Worthington Oka...

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Ashley Goettig of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce models the 2016 Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival T-shirt Thursday afternoon at Lake Okabena’s Sailboard Beach. (Jessica Holinka/Daily Globe)

WORTHINGTON - The well-known T-shirts of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival have a fresh look for 2016 thanks to a different selection system.
“This year we put out a request for designs through Facebook,” said Worthington Okabena Windsurfers President Ken Moser. “We had two designs submitted electronically to the Chamber of Commerce.”
Not only was the public invited to create the shirts, it was also called upon to decide which idea would ultimately represent the festival in its 17th straight year.
“The board used to make the decision, but this year we put both designs back on Facebook to allow the community to choose what they liked,” said Moser.
“Both designs were fantastic,” he continued. “It was a close competition, and one vote separated the two.”
The creator of the selected layout was Kim Gronewold, co-owner of CK Designs in Worthington. Gronewold founded CK Designs in November with her husband, Corey. Their business specializes in screen printing and embroidery, so this was nothing new for her.
“I saw on the Facebook page that they were opening it up for individuals to submit a design,” she said. “We do a ton of shirts, and this was just a different opportunity.”
Though it was her first year involved with the Regatta T-shirts, Gronewold said she didn’t want to create anything too complicated.
“I played off and on with a little bit of everything,” she said. “This was the simplest design I had.”
The only criteria for the shirt were that it depict both the windsurfing and musical aspects of the festival, and Moser said that Gronewold’s layout fits the bill.
“I love it. I think it looks great,” he said. “It’s a little different look this year, but there was a fresh outlook.”
The shirts come in two styles, short-sleeved and long-sleeved, and will be available for purchase at the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, 1121 Third Ave., and The Daily Apple, 207 10th St., as well as Fareway and HyVee Food Stores in Worthington. 
The Daily Globe tent on Sailboard Beach will be selling shirts during the festival, which will take place June 10-12.

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