Edward J. and Clythera S. Hornung presented a gift Tuesday morning to the Elk County Board of Commissioners: a custom-made logo made from wood.
"We noticed that pictures taken of Elk County Commissioners as part of their regular meetings showed a nondescript background with nothing to identify that they were from Elk County," the Hornungs said. "We see attractive backgrounds on television for similar photos for communities such as Altoona.
"Some local communities have a definitive background that clearly defines their location, such as Fox Township in Kersey."
In January, the Hornungs contacted the commissioners' office and after being told there was in fact an official county logo, they were provided with a copy.
"Armed with a color reproduction of the logo, we contacted Elkwood Arts," the Hornungs said.
The facility is located along Allenhurst Avenue in Ridgway and is a part of the Dickinson Center, Inc. family.
"Janet Leahy is an artist and laser engraver who works for Elkwood Arts," the Hornungs said. "Janet asked us some questions about the size and kinds of wood we would prefer to be used in making the logo.
"In a few weeks Elkwood Arts provided us with a suggested design for the logo. This month (March) Elkwood Arts notified us that the logo was finished and we could pick up the completed project."
Pick up a copy of the Thursday, March 22, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.