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Sitting on the thrones of Port Huron

Sitting on the thrones of Port Huron

Christina Stoutenburg



“A throne is only a bench covered in velvet,” said Napoleon Bonaparte.

And thrones are what the Black River Walk in downtown Port Huron are looking to add more of, thanks to a competition by the Blue Water Young Professionals.

The basis of the competition is to design benches and bike racks, with a maritime theme, to be placed along the Black River Walk. The designer(s) do not need to have the skills to physically create them, but they must be able to serve as functioning, lasting, works of art.

Anyone may enter the competition; there is no age limit or resident requirement.

Jackie Hanton, Vice President of the group, encourages students to enter and has been excited with entries to date, but made sure to mention, “the more ideas the better.”

To obtain more information about the rules and guidelines, as well as the required registration form, email bluewateryps@gmail.com.

Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 28, but the submission deadlines for the actual designs is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Winners will receive $250, and will be announced Oct. 18.

According to Hanton, after this they will be implementing phase two. The bike racks and benches are just the kickoff. After this, they are looking to add entrance way type arches to give a more formal river walk entrance.