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Update: April 23, 2015


The winners of a contest to create artwork to be featured on reusable bags in local Lowes Foods will be announced during the “Growing a Green Future” Earth Day celebration at the SALT Block in Hickory on Sunday, April 26.

“Last fall, elementary school students in Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, and Newton-Conover City Schools competed to have their artwork printed on reusable grocery bags,” said Amanda Kain, Catawba County’s Waste Reduction and Education Coordinator. “Catawba County Government partnered with Lowes Foods and Keep Catawba County Beautiful (KCCB) to host this art contest in an effort to prevent roadside litter in Catawba County and teach students about how to care for the environment. Using reusable bags is one small, but important step that community members can take to protect our environment. Please support the winning students by purchasing reusable bags featuring the winners’ artwork at local Lowes Foods grocery stores. The bags will be available in stores in early May.”

Four winners will receive their own reusable bag and prizes at 1:30 p.m. on April 26 at the Keep Catawba County Beautiful booth at the “Growing a Green Future” event. Reusable bags and information about the art contest will be available at the event and other student artwork will be on display at the booth.

The winners represent Catawba County Schools, Hickory City Schools, and Newton-Conover City Schools and are in 2nd through 5th grades. 325 students from 10 elementary schools participated in the contest with the support of their art teachers.

For questions or more information regarding the art contest, contact the County Manager’s Office at 828-465-8203.