Members of Manning’s Historic Preservation Commission received the Loren Horton Community History Award for outstanding local history project presented by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg.
The awarded project is a coloring book the commission produced last fall featuring several of Manning’s historic buildings on Main Street, the railroad trestle, water tower churches and the Hausbarn-Heritage Park and Leet-Hassler Farm, along with brief narratives. Production of the book involved students in the high school’s multi-media class who helped to convert colored photos to line drawings.
“We’re pleased that we could work with IKM-Manning students and engage them in this experience," said Commissioner Pam Kusel.
With local businesses providing sponsorship and a Refresh Manning grant, the commission is able to make the books available free of charge at several Manning locations, such as the Hausbarn-Heritage Park, public library, Boulders Hotel and restaurants.