The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership is sponsoring a Rain Barrel Decorating Contest at the Greater Findlay Home Show to be held on Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th at the Findlay Village Mall. Thirty-three Rain Barrels have been entered in this year’s contest.  All Rain Barrels will be on display at the Home Show on March 5-6.  Plan to stop at the Findlay Mall and vote for your favorite Rain Barrel. The three categories this year are: 1). Agricultural Theme, 2). Watershed Theme and 3). General Theme.  All judging will occur on Saturday with the winners announced on March 6th at 1:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top five in each category and the People’s Choice Award.

You may sponsor a barrel by calling Phil Martin at 419-422-6487. All unsponsored Barrels will be for sale by silent auction during the Home Show.  Come and bid on one for your own home or business!

The following schools have entered Rain Barrels:

·         Arcadia – Art Department:  3 rain barrels

·         Arlington – Science Department…2 rain barrels

·         Columbus Grove – Science Department…2 rain barrels

·         Continental – Art Department…1 rain barrel

·         Findlay – Art Department…3 rain barrels

·         Hardin Northern – Art Department…4 rain barrels

·         Leipsic – Science Department…4 rain barrels

·         Liberty-Benton – FFA…1 rain barrel; Art Department…1 rain barrel

·         McComb – FFA…3 rain barrels, Art Department…2 rain barrels

·         Riverdale – Art Department…1 rain barrel

·         Van Buren – Art Department…3 rain barrels; Science Department…3 rain barrels