Bicentennial Launches Website, Unveils Logo

The Greenville Bicentennial celebration has launched a website to promote events, merchandise, and the community’s history. Visitors to www.greenville200.com can also enjoy vintage Greenville photos. The website was created by Rebecca Clausen, owner of Rain of Hearts design, and a member of the Bond County Historical and Genealogy societies.

“The Internet is a fantastic marketing tool available to us that the organizers of the 1965 Sesquicentennial couldn’t utilize,” commented John Goldsmith, Bicentennial board chair. “We also have a Greenville Bicentennial Facebook page that will keep everyone updated on our plans for the 200th birthday bash.”

The Bicentennial also unveiled its official logo for the celebration. The blue and green logo features fields of 18 and 15 stars, signifying the year of Greenville’s founding. Liz Kious, a member of the Bicentennial board, created the rough draft of the logo, which was then fine-tuned by Bri Phillips, a Greenville College student and graphic designer. Kious said the stars give the design “a historic feel” while the colors symbolize “growth and hope” (green) and “loyalty and integrity” (blue).

For more information about the Greenville Bicentennial, visit www.greenville200.com or call the Chamber of Commerce office at 664-9272.