CADIZ — The Harrison County Auditor’s Office is inviting county youth to help kick off the upcoming dog licensing season with a coloring contest.
County Auditor Allison Anderson met with the Harrison County Board of County Commissioners Wednesday morning to announce the contest, which is now underway. The contest will be held prior to the 2023 dog licensing season. Dog licenses must be purchased annually for any dog over 3 months of age.
“We are starting the 2023 dog tag season, it starts in December. In fact, my office is having a dog tag coloring contest for all preschool through sixth graders.” she said.
The coloring page, a fall-themed image of a dog wearing a traditional pilgrim hat standing among a pair of pumpkins, can be found and downloaded from the auditor’s website at harrisoncountyohio.org under the auditor tab and clicking in “promotions”. The child’s name, grade, and adult contact phone number must be included in the submission.
One contest winner will be selected from each of two age groups: preschool through second grade and third grade through sixth grade.
“They will win a free dog tag and a small basket of goodies donated by the kennel and the auditor,” she said.
Anderson said they will also be distributing information about the contest to local schools.
The contest will continue until December 2. Color images can be emailed to the auditor’s office or dropped off at the courthouse or at the Harrison County Kennel in Cadiz.
Contest winners will be announced on December 16.
In other business, a letter was received from the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance requesting the re-election or appointment of a new board member for the upcoming term. The current member appears as former commissioner Dale Norris, who died after a long battle with cancer on August 27. Norris’s widow, Amy Norris, took over from him the following month.
Commissioner Paul Coffland made a motion to appoint Commissioner Amy Norris to the board of directors; Commissioner Don Bethel seconded the motion, which passed.
The term will extend from January 1 to December 31, 2024.
Commissioners will meet at 10 am Wednesday at the Harrison County Courthouse in Cadiz.