McKenzie DeRennaux captures the beauty of a fall day in the Mural City.
Cuba High School senior Kenzie DeRennaux‘s photo Welcome to the Mural City captured the first place position in Viva Cuba’s Our Town Photo Contest, which was open to high schoolers in the Crawford County R-II school district. The bright fall day and treescape perspective added color to her photo of one of Cuba’s welcome signs.
Students were instructed to shoot within the city limits and look at what makes our town unique.
Second place went to junior Tyler Fieser and his photo Water Tower Town, which captured the Cuba water tower on a blue sky, white fluffy cloud day. During World War II, a young soldier from Cuba George Smith sent his wife a postcard of the Eiffel Tower. On the card, he said that he would rather see the Cuba Water Tower than the Eiffel Tower. We think that he would approve of this photo.
Tyler Fieser’s Water Tower Town features a small town icon.
Kenneth Highley Jr., a high school junior, took 3rd place with his photo Been Here Forever, which features the railroad trestle and its date of 1934. Cuba originally grew up around the railroad, which was key to its early development.
Kenneth Highley, Jr. featured the dated railroad trestle for his photo contest submission
Viva Cuba thanks the young photographers who submitted photographs and Cuba High School teacher Suzanne Bouse who helped coordinate the contest. We also appreciate the work of our independent judges who selected the winners.
We hope the contest will spur Cuba’s citizens to think of the many elements that make Cuba, MO stand out from other small towns. What would you choose to photograph for a slice of Cuba?
Christmas over Route 66 Cuba, Missouri
For the second year, Viva Cuba is offering our nostalgic Christmas over Route 66 Cuba, Missouri print. The print was warmly received last year, and Cuba citizens and collectors purchased many prints as gifts and for their homes.
You can frame the print to match your decor.
Last year the original Ray Harvey painting was on display in Peoples Bank. But for only $20, prints can be purchased at the Hwy. 19 Peoples Bank. You can order the print online here for $20. and a small shipping fee. Our elves are standing by to get your print in the mail for you.
Wherever you are, keep a little piece of a Cuba Christmas next to your heart.
Here’s Missouri artist Ray Harvey and…could it be?
There’s something for everyone at Cuba Fest 2013.
Cuba Fest is always the 3rd weekend of October.
Tri-C’s Cuba Fest 2013 allows Cuba, MO to bring together a variety of family music, food, crafts, and entertainment for both its local citizens and visitors to enjoy. Each year Viva Cuba, our community betterment and beautification group, plans several activities as their contribution to the community fun.
Here’s a preview of what we have in store this year: (more…)
Viva Cuba is sponsoring a photo contest with a theme Our Town for high school students in grades 9-12 in the Crawford County RII school district. As long as students (14-18) are in the Cuba district and enrolled in a home school or private school program, they can participate.
Entries should be of scenes within the city limits of Cuba and can be interior or exterior shots. Three judges with expertise in photography will judge the entries on technical skill, composition, originality, and compliance with the theme and contest rules. Only one photo entry per contestant is allowed. (more…)
1. It started with this blighted area on West Washington/Route 66–not a very attractive sight in our town. Viva Cuba decided that it was time to transform this blight into a more attractive scene. (more…)