Beth Swan was announced as the winner of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary Commemorative Medal Design Competition last night at the City Council meeting. Bruce Tobey and Bob Gillis introduced some of the background information and thanked the numerous volunteers involved in the process, then Ruth Pino had the honor of opening the sealed envelope containing the winner’s name. It was an exciting moment. Unfortunately Beth could not be there, but the other two artists were in attendance to hear the exciting news that each of the medals will be cast! Shannon Wilkins ( her design was titled “Gloucester: America’s Oldest Seaport”) and Alexis Chipperini (“Call of the Storm”) were in attendance to hear that each design would be cast and to accept congratulations from the large crowd in attendance. Jim was manning the camera while I livestreamed the event to Facebook, so check GMG for the live coverage if you are interested. Congratulations Beth!