Dwyer Center launches jingle contest

There once was a senior from Bay
Who dropped in at Dwyer one day.
He found there’s fun to be had!
Old age ain’t so bad!
Why not come in to laugh and to play?

From its modest beginning at the start of commercial radio in the 1920s, the advertising jingle is that catchy, short song designed to stick in your memory. Jingles really became an art form with the advent of television in the 1950s, and have been a part of America's advertising landscape ever since.

The Dwyer Senior Center invites you to write a jingle for us. It could be about the center, one of the services or activities we provide or a little ditty about growing older. It could be sung to a familiar tune, or just be a short or long poem.

Here are some examples:

"I wish I were a Bay Village senior, that is what I’d truly like to be … For if I were a Bay Village senior, Mary Beth would be there to transport me!"

"Hold the salt, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us! All we ask is that you let us do it your way. Have it your way, have it your way, have it your way with Bay Village Meals on Wheels!"

"The best part of waking up … is coffee in your cup – at the Dwyer Center!"

OK, now that you get the idea, send us your jingle to Dwyer Center Jingle Contest, 300 Bryson Lane, Bay Village, OH 44140 no later than Friday, Jan. 31.

The winner will be announced at our Valentine’s Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 14, at which time the FABULOUS prize will be awarded!

Please include your name and phone number on all entries. Top entries will be published in The Observer.

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:53 AM, 12.10.2013