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Ironton in Bloom sponsors contest

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 07:12 AM

IRONTON — Ironton in Bloom is sponsoring a Fall Deco-Pot Contest.

Any person, business, group, school, church, etc., interested in planting/decorating one of Ironton In Bloom’s large flower pots with fall flowers, gourds, pumpkins, straw and corn stalks/foliage is welcome to participate. Contestants will be eligible to win prizes and have their photo in the newspaper with the winning pot.

Participants will be responsible for maintenance of their pot during contest, which runs Sept. 16 through Nov. 18.

Pots will be assigned with those on Park Avenue assigned first. 

Businesses are encouraged to sponsor the container in front of their store front.

Entry donations of $25 go to Ironton In Boom, Inc. Fall flowers, pumpkins, gourds, straw, corn stalks and foliage only. No Halloween decorations will be permitted. Decorations must be in place by Sept. 16. Judging is Oct. 21. All decorations must be removed by Nov. 18.

Prizes will be $100 for first place and $50 for second place. A $25 third place prize will be contingent on how many entries are received.

To enter the contest, participants need to mail their name, address, phone number and location of pot desired along with the entry fee to: Ironton In Bloom, P.O. Box 4599, Ironton, Ohio 45638. Checks should be made out to Ironton In Bloom, Inc.