Silent Auction of Painted Rain Barrels Precedes
the City of Green’s 3rd Annual Rain Barrel Workshop on March 15
Green, OH – Beginning the week of March 3, sixteen painted rain barrels, submitted in December as part of the City’s first annualrain barrel art contest, will be on display in City Council Chambers at 1755 Town Park Blvd. during regular City business hours. The rain barrels are being sold through a silent auction with bids accepted beginning March 3 through 10 a.m. on March 15.
“Our previous rain barrel workshops have been so well received by our residents. We thought the art contest would allow people to add art and design into their landscapes while preserving water quality.
The City received a donation of several white barrels from the Great Lakes Brewing Company last spring and decided to launch the art contest as a way to create awareness about rain barrels and to make the big white barrels more attractive for purchase.
Barrel designs include: a peacock, an Ohio State buckeye, a garden scene, underwater themes, American flags, a Camelot scene and minions. Five of the barrels were designed and painted by students from the Green Middle School art classes. (View all rain barrels here)
Starting bid begins at $50. All the money raised will be used to provide educational materials and information to residents about green infrastructure and conservation. The silent auction will be closed at 10 a.m. on March 15. As part of the art contest, the winners of the Judges’ Choice and the Highest Bid will be announced at the Rain Barrel Workshop. The winning artists will receive $100.
Rain Barrel Workshop
The City of Green has once again partnered with Water X scapes (formerly Hoffman’s Garden Center)
to offer a free rain barrel workshop on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Boulevard.
The workshop, geared to homeowners, will be presented by Bill Hoffman, owner of Water X scape. The seminar/workshop will share the many benefits of rain harvesting as well as demonstrate how to install a rain barrel.
Registration is not required for this free even, but encouraged. Reservations can be made by calling 330-896-5500. For more information or to view the rain barrels online, visit www.cityofgreen.org/rain-barrel.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.
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