I Love Portage Essay Contest

Dear Students,

Do you love Portage?  Are you passionate about your home town?  I would love to hear about it!

Write a one-page essay about why you love Portage – your favorite places to go or fun things to do.  Your essay should include your name, mailing address, phone number, grade in school and the school you attend.  The City Council will select the winning entries and the winners will join me on Saturday, December 2 at 7 p.m. to “flip the switch” and illuminate the thousands of lights in the City Centre holiday display during the Tree Lighting and Traditional Holiday Celebration.

The deadline for entries is Friday, November 17 at 12 noon.  Entries can be submitted by U.S. Mail or delivered to:

I Love Portage!
City of Portage
7900 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI  49002

You may also submit your essay by e-mail to blockm@portagemi.gov.

I look forward to reading all of the entries!


Peter J. Strazdas