Yes, these are pickle barrels! Why? We want to see how 'arty' you, your business or organization can be! In lieu of scarecrows this year, the DDA will be sponsoring a pickle barrel decorating contest. Use the barrel as your canvas and let's see how creative Imlay City really is. Pickle barrels will be available for pick up Thursday, September 10 and Thursday, September 17 from noon-6pm at the Farmers' Market. (or call the DDA to make special arrangements).
There is a $20 deposit per barrel which will be refunded once the decorated barrel is returned to the DDA office, 150 N. Main Street. Return your completed barrel to the DDA office on October 1st or 2nd and we will display them throughout our downtown during the month of October.
Prizes will be awarded to the individual(s) or non-profit of the top three most creative barrels:
1st Prize: $75
2nd Prize: $50
3rd Prize: $25
A trophy will be awarded to the business that enters the most creative barrel.
All barrels will come with a cover. Once decorated, the cover must be able to be removed by the DDA so that the barrel can hold water. (We will be placing the barrels on downtown sidewalks and will add water to them so that they do not blow away with wind, etc.) The cover will be replaced on top of the barrel once the water has been added.
The pickle barrel art work will be returned to the artists after October 31. The DDA will not keep or store any barrels after November 4.
Please contact the DDA if you have any questions at 724-2135.
Thank you to Pinnacle Foods Group and Vlasic for sponsoring this event.