The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council (PRLAAC) has served as an umbrella organization for 16 arts groups in Park Rapids, MN, since 2005. Representatives from these arts groups, along with individual arts project champions, meet monthly to coordinate arts calendars, share information and incubate interest in new arts projects. The Arts Council also sponsors arts events and activities. On Sept. 22, 2018, PLRAAC will sponsor the 3rd annual Great American Story, storytelling contest. First place storyteller will receive an award of $1,000. Second place will receive $500, and each of the other two finalists will receive $250. For entry information and rules for the Great American Story, please go to www.thegreatamericanstory.org. Entry deadline is June 30.