Greater Honesdale Partnership is pleased to announce Wallenpaupack High School the winner of $300.00 in a recent art contest. The contest was held as part of Honesdale for the Holidays and the unveiling of Lionel’s model of the Stourbridge Lion.


 Greater Honesdale Partnership is pleased to announce Wallenpaupack High School the winner of $300.00 in a recent art contest. The contest was held as part of Honesdale for the Holidays and the unveiling of Lionel’s model of the Stourbridge Lion.
Greater Honesdale Partnership invited local high schools to compete against each other in a contest to further promote the Stourbridge Lion and Honesdale, Pennsylvania—Birthplace of the American Railroad.
Three area high schools accepted the challenge—Honesdale High School, Forest City High School and Wallenpaupack High School. The schools were sponsored by Apple Day Spa & Salon, Family Eye Care of NEPA, Wayne Memorial Hospital, and Mountain Laurel Surgery.
The art clubs at each school were asked to produce a 4’ x 8’ piece of artwork proclaiming Honesdale to be the Birthplace of the American Railroad and depicting the Stourbridge Lion. Additionally, they were asked to include a passenger car and a caboose, even though the original Lion never pulled these cars. Each school was judged on creativity, artwork, historical reference, and the ability to follow the rules. The Wayne County Arts Alliance also participated, but were not part of the contest.
All four pieces of art will be on display in Honesdale’s Central Park this Friday night, November 27, as part of the annual tree-lighting ceremony and the unveiling of Lionel’s Stourbridge Lion.
Greater Honesdale Partnership extends sincere thanks to all that participated in this contest.