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Nettleton grad wins design contest for drain covers

(Source: City of Jonesboro) (Source: City of Jonesboro)
Mayor Harold Perrin, Adam Fry, Storm Water Management Board Chair Dewain Beisner (Source: City of Jonesboro) Mayor Harold Perrin, Adam Fry, Storm Water Management Board Chair Dewain Beisner (Source: City of Jonesboro)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Some drain covers in Jonesboro will be sporting a new design thanks to a recent high school graduate.

Director of Communication Fritz Gisler said in a news release Monday that Adam Fry, who graduated in 2015 from Nettleton High School, won a city-wide contest for his design that will go on new storm water drain covers.

The contest featured 11 local artists and was sponsored by the Jonesboro Storm Water Management Board.

It was part of an "outreach program created to bring awareness to the difference in storm water drains and sewage drains."

The storm water drain system collects water which goes directly into nearby streams, ponds, and rivers, bypassing any wastewater treatment, the release states.

Gisler said the new design will be put on the covers as new ones are installed or old covers are replaced.

The new design cover costs no no more to produce than the original cover design, Gisler said.

“I'm excited to be able to bring my friends and family back to Jonesboro in the future and show them what I've had a part of doing,” said Fry as part of the news release. “It's really cool to know that I've left a lasting mark on my hometown.”

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