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2023 TOIR Logo Design Competition

Thunder Over the Indain River fireworks, also known as TOIR is an Independence Day celebration the entire community looks forward to every year. This event is put on by the Port St. John Community Foundation. PSJCF founder, Randy Rodriguez along with others helped organize the first fireworks displays in Port St. John and continues the tradition. He is a longtime resident, local realtor and the man behind HAPPENINGS Magazine that is delivered to most all of Port St. John. Randy is also responsible for the PSJ Christmas Parade each year, and for the past 33 years.

Each year a new TOIR logo design is used on T-shirts, print, web, and social media marketing.

This year we would like the SCHS Media Department students under the direction of Candace Harlan at SCHS to design our shirt, possibly starting a tradition for years to come. It would be a great addition and recognition to any portfolio.

PSJ Community Foundation

PSJCF partners with businesses, churches, and schools to help make Port St. John the family friendly community we all love.

Thunder Over the Indian River 2023

PSJ Indepencende Day Celebration is Saturday, July 1st. The Best Fireworks in Brevard!

SCHS Artists!

We are proud to partner with SCHS media students to design our Thunder Over the Indian River Logo for 2023 and hopefully for years to come.


The Port St. John Community Foundation is a public charity serving the residents and businesses of Port St. John and Brevard County. Established in 2019 by founders Andrew Procell (Freedom Air & Plumbing), Tia Mahan (MAG Aerospace & Space Coast Panthers Youth Football and Cheerleading ), and Randy Rodriguez (Coldwell Banker Realty and HAPPENINGS magazine)  is maintained by dedicated community volunteers. The Port St John Community Foundation in partnership with our generous sponsors, are building resources that serve our community.

The community events held throughout the year is supported by fundraisers and donations from businesses and residents. Everyone is welcome to participate in events and meetings. Our vision is to bring the community of Port St. John together for growth, success,  and to enhance the well-being of present and future generations.


The foundation is looking for students to volunteer for hours towards their Bright Future Scholorships.

Events hosted by the PSJ Community Foundation include, but are not limited to:

Thunder Fun Run 5-K (Spring)

Red, White and Bags Cornhole Tournament (Spring)

TOIR Golf Classic (Spring)

Thunder Over the Indian River (Summer)

Fay Lake FestiFALL (Fall)

Port St John Christmas Parade (Winter)

For more information on these events please visit


The Port St John community is not eligible to receive a municipal share of revenue-sharing funds necessary to hold events specific to our community as other incorporated cities in Brevard County receive. The Port St. John Community Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to raise the necessary funds that if we were incorporated would be received from the county. We depend on donations and sponsorship to hold events throughout the year.

Thank You to these Community Champion Sponsors!


Student Designs

We started accepting designs on March 13th and will have entries in before April 24th. We will post student designs here and on our social media pages. Entries will be judged and the winner will be announced before the end of the school year. The winning design will be printed on all shirts worn by the PSJC founders, members, and volunteers. The winner will also be announced on all our advertising and social media which during event times reach 12,000 or more PSJ and Brevard County residents. We are working on having your design available to purchase by residents and students with SCHS receiving a portion of those profits. Thank you SCHS Media Students for entering the contest and putting your mark on this community celebration!

We want all students to use their imagination to create a work of art that will be long remembered in the TOIR archives.
All contest submissions will be judged by a panel of local judges. It is our intent that the winning entry to be used in various print media, uniform patches, banners, T-shirts, etc. as well as all online advertising. The winning entry will become a historical part of SCHS! Prizes will be awarded as follows:

First Place: $100, Second Place: $50, and Third Place: $25, in the form of gift cards.



CONGRATULATIONS Trinity Ray, the winner of the TOIR Logo Design Competition! All the entries were so great the judges had a tough time. And it was remarkably close. 2nd Place Winner is Kaya Peoples. And 3rd Place Winner is Jacob Wisniski. First place winner receives $100, 2nd Place Winner $50 and 3rd Place $25. Thanks to all the students who participated and SCHS Media teacher Candace Harlan for working hard to make this contest a success! We look forward to next year!


Our Judges!

Judges for this competition are:
 Candace Harlan - SCHS Media Department
 Keri Weeks - SCHS Guidance Department & Partners in Education Coordinator
 Angela Butler - Graphic Designer/Web Developer

Judging Criteria
1. The TOIR design must communicate to all the importance of America's Independence Day Celebration in our community.
2. The logo must include the event name Thunder Over the Indian River and the year 2023
3. Keeping the patriotic spirit, you may use Old Glory Red and Blue on a white t-shirt.
    Name: Old Glory Red - Hex B31942, RGB 179, 25, 66, CMYK 0, 100, 66, 13, Pantone  193
    Name: Old Glory Blue - Hex 0A3161, RGB 10, 49, 97, CMYK 100, 68, 0, 54, Pantone 281




Contact Us

Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Please let us know below and we will be in contact.

Venue Address

OUC Indian River Plant 7800 US-1, Titusville, FL 32780



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