Striking A Balance- Funky Flowerpot contest lots of fun

Susan Swan's weekly column of funky news and events in Clinton.

Funky Flowerpots

After seeing the success of Clinton’s Funky Flowerpot Contest last year, the District of Lillooet challenged the Village of Clinton to a Funky Flowerpot Contest this year. The challenge was to see which community could encourage resident to create and plant the most Funky Flowerpots.

As of the deadline of July 12 the District of Lillooet had 24 entries and the Village of Clinton had 38! Several more entries and photos have been received in Clinton since that deadline and there are several visible throughout the community that did not enter. There were a few late entries in Lillooet as well. The tally as of July 25 was Lillooet 27 and Clinton 44 so it is safe to say that Clinton won!

As I told Margaret Hohner, M.Ed., Communications and Grant Writing Consultant, NEDI Committee and District of Lillooet – both communities are winners in that it brought out the competitive spirit and pride in their community for both Clinton and Lillooet residents.

Visitors to both communities are enjoying the creations and it gets people talking about our communities.

Congratulations to everyone who took part. There were so many creative entries that it was impossible to choose one winner. You are all winners. Well done!

Photos of Lillooet’s entries are available for viewing on the District of Lillooet website and the Clinton entries can be seen on the Village’s Facebook page at Village of Clinton Chatter. The photos of the Clinton entries will be printed and displayed at the next Clinton CiB event, the Fall Craft Sale on Oct. 25.

Susan Swan

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