Over the years, I've heard some great stories from Edina History Museum visitors. A trio of lifelong friends (nearing age 90) confessed to skinny-dipping in Minnehaha Creek on their way home from Wooddale School. A veteran of World War II recalled his first battle experience. Newcomers in the 1950s talk about how they made Edina their home.
There's a reason "story" appears in the word "history." Everyone has a story to tell, and now is the time to tell yours. Edina Reads is seeking entries for a special writing contest in honor of the city's Quasquicentennial celebration, marking Edina's 125th year. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.
I love that the contest is open to all forms of writing, fact or fictiion. Entries will be judged on the extent to which they creatively portray Edina's history or community nature. You must be a past or present Edina resident or student of Edina schools. For more information on contest rules, see the Edina Reads website.
I encourage you to write your story. Some of my favorite stories on the blog have been those submitted by readers, and I'm looking forward to reading more. Start writing now -- deadline for submission is Oct. 1.
I will publish some great stories we've received over the years. Because they have been published previously here, in local media or in our newsletter, they are ineligible for the contest. I hope they inspire you to write your own story.
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