Maple Leaf print makes return
In a word, it's gorgeous.
That's what most people think when they see C.R. Herpich's Maple Leaf Festival print. It is shown on the front cover of the Maple Leaf Festival Issue.
But, even better, it's available for all Maple Leaf Festival goers to purchase and remember what the festival is all about the striking color of Maple Trees in the fall.
"We're thrilled to have such a beautiful photo for our print again this year," said Stacy Cohen, a member of the Maple Leaf Festival Committee who heads up the print effort every year.
"It's a print that everyone who come to the Maple Leaf Festival will want to have," said Cohen. "This print says Maple Leaf."
Herpich's striking print was so popular last year as the Maple Leaf print that is was decided to offer it again this year.
The print is available at the information booth at Eighth and High streets during the festival. It will also be available at Discoveries, 719 Eighth, exclusively before and after the festival. Also, prints can be ordered by calling Cohen at 785-594-7421. The print and a carrying tube costs $15, which includes tax.
Herpich is a math teacher at Baldwin High School, who also was head track there for many years. He is nationally known for his photography and has numerous pictures published in magazines. His work can also be seen all over Baldwin and elsewhere as framed artwork.
The print is a standard 16x20, which is easily framed. The photo was taken at the Counts Farm near Baldwin High in 1972.
The majority of the proceeds from the sale of the print go to the Maple Leaf Festival Committee. The committee funds a wide variety of activities and programs for Baldwin youth.
Among the projects and activities funded are: $1,000 scholarship to a boy and girl at BHS each year; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; girls softball and boys baseball programs in Baldwin each summer; Old Castle Dancers; BHS After Prom Party; Baldwin Arts Council; Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce; Baldwin Girl Scouts; American Legion and Auxiliary funding for Boys' and Girls' State; Baldwin City Theatre; 4-H; Relay for Live; and Rainbow Experience Preschool's annual Easter Egg Hunt.