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Gardeners: ‘Taking it to the Streets’

February 20, 2011

For the Daily News

The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) is calling for area businesses to enter the Everything Garden Expo Window Showcase competition now underway.
“We are challenging businesses to use their originality and creativity to help promote the upcoming “Everything Garden Expo” scheduled for March 5-6 at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville,” said Ali Jones, a director of the Starkville Area Arts Council. “We encourage businesses to decorate their store fronts with a gardening theme to highlight our third annual garden expo.”
The winning entry will receive two tickets to the SAAC Fall Gala ($150 value). Second place will be awarded $50 cash and third place will receive $25 cash.
More than 50 vendors will be showing and selling plant materials, tools and garden art during the "Everything Garden Expo" which is presented by the SAAC, Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Horse Park. A host of gardening authorities will also conduct educational seminars on the latest gardening and cooking techniques.
“There will be activities for the entire family, all for only $5 a person. Children six and under are free,” added Jones. Show hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.
For more information or to enter the store front competition, contact Jones at

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