As part of this event, a t-shirt is created and this year Racing the Blue Monarch was honored as the inspiration for the design. Peter says of the artist, "The artist is a friend, Amber Carr, from Cornish, ME. She has been designing our JSS t-shirt for about 20 years---for free!---, taking a germ of an idea from me and putting a face to it. She and I collaborated on a
cartoon series in our local weekly paper years ago. It is just terrific working with her. Then Michael Loughlin, our screen printer (Sardine Silkscreen in Freeport), puts the final touches on Amber's drawing and suggests color combinations. They are a delightful pair to work with."
And for this author, what a delightful result! I am honored and flattered to have inspired such a cool t-shirt. Happy race day to all the kids.