This special section of the Kanabec County Times is about making connections. Connecting with young readers is an important part of our business at the Times. A great deal of effort is given to cover athletic activities, musical concerts and performances as well as a number of other activities we photograph and report on.

With this edition, 2019 Design An Ad, we are proud to bring you advertising designed by students in the Mora Elementary School.

For this edition, the students were asked to look into the participating businesses by visiting the business and/or look at the Times and Advertiser about the goods and services they offer. We asked the students to draw ads representing the businesses using words and/or artwork to convey a message about the business.

The advertisements were then presented to the participating business for which they were designed, and they reviewed the student’s ad designs and chose the best one for their business. For each ad published, $5 goes back to the school for books that the students can take home.

A big “thank you” to the merchants and candidates that participated in this section, the students, staff and administration of the Mora Elementary School. Special thanks to teacher Kelly Gams.

We have enjoyed working with the students and teachers and hope you enjoy this unique section as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.