Sixth-grader Madison Fischer designs Gillette’s 2021 Christmas Pin

Lakeview Elementary School sixth grader Madison Fischer joins mayor Louise Carter-King and the city council for a photo after she was recognized for creating this year's winning Christmas pin design that is now on sale at city hall. (City of Gillette photo)

Gillette sixth grader Madison Fischer was personally recognized by the city council at last week’s board meeting for her winning design of the 2021 Christmas pin. She is a student in Ms. Burbank’s class at Lakeview Elementary School.

Madison Fischer’s winning Christmas pin which is now on sale at the city hall. (City of Gillette photo)

Every fall, sixth graders from community are invited to submit their original sketches for the annual Mayor’s Art Council Christmas Pin Contest. Gillette Communications Manager Jennifer Toscana said 150 creative students from six different school submitted entries this year.

The yearly tradition started in 2004 when Kylee Ashton’s artwork was selected as the first official Christmas pin for the city.

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Christmas pins are available for purchase at the Clerk’s Office at city hall. There is a limit of one per person.

The information about this program, contact Toscana at (307) 686-5202.

(Here’s a look at 18 years of winning creativity featuring sixth graders in our community)