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Catching the Seahawk bandwagon

As you can tell by the front page today, The Chronicle has joined the bandwagon following the Seattle Seahawks to the SuperBowl. I’m sure many of you have, too.

So next week, we’ll be publishing a one-page Seahawks poster for you to hang up. On the back of the banner, we’re planning for “12th man” photographs and advertising.

Our goal is drive through town next Wednesday through Sunday and see the town plastered with the banners.

They’ll be on newsprint and can easily be taken out of the paper and put up in windows. We suggest windows so you can see the banner on one side and the photos of local fans on the other.

To pull this off, we need you to send in your best “12th man” photographs. High-resolution photographs work best.

Are you one of the fans who wears green and blue on game day? Send us your picture. Is your business decked out with Seahawks memorabilia and are its employees all dressed up? Let us know. Is your neighbor’s house decorated? Tell us.

We won’t be able to publish all the photos, but we can get several in the newspaper and create an online slideshow, too.

For die-hard Seahawks fans, we’re probably a little late in the game. (We already know of a few fans who were wondering if others here would catch Hawk fever.)

Kevin and Crystal Newport of Omak have their home decked out in Seahawks blue and green. They sure would like to see a few more Hawks fans turn the town blue.

They’re not the only die-hard Hawk fans who are taking the playoffs and upcoming Super Bowl seriously.

Bryan and Sara Berntsen of Omak braved the traffic last week and a long day of driving to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their wedding at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

And when it comes to businesses (and taxing authorities), employees at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket were dressed in their best Hawks attire prior to Seattle’s victory over San Francisco on Sunday. I’m sure they’ll be at it again in the days leading up to the SuperBowl.

If there are any Broncos fans in our area, I encourage you, too, to send in your fan photos. If there’s enough, we may be able to pull off a Broncos page as well.

Email digital photos to news@omakchronicle.com. Send us the highest resolution image you have available.

Drop off printed photos at our office, 618 Okoma Drive. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your photos.

Go Seahawks!

Roger Harnack is the editor and publisher of The Chronicle. He can be reached at 509-826-1110 or via email at rharnack@omakchronicle.com.

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