Pictured are Cindy Bailey (left), marketing director for The Bank of Fincastle, Lauren Rakes, winner of the contest, Kathi Rakes, mother of Lauren Rakes, and Angela Coon, co-chair of 250th Anniversary Committee.
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A Botetourt County 250th Anniversary logo design contest was held in February with all the local public school and home-schooled students. The winner of this contest was Lauren Rakes, a junior at Lord Botetourt Hugh School and daughter of Mike and Kathi Rakes. Lauren’s design was selected from 183 entries by judges and local artists Teresa Reed, Hazel Bowers, and Mark Woodie. The Bank of Fincastle graciously offered a prize of $250 for the winning entry. This logo design will appear in many places during the year 2020.