2008-08-14 / News

Floating florals theme of September contest

A new event, the Flower Flotilla, will be part of this year's Wickford Harbor Fest to be held Sept. 20 and 21.

The flotilla is a contest open to individuals and groups - especially state garden clubs - to determine the best floating floral arrangement. The design is limited by the entrant's imagination. The size is limited by the kit that will be provided courtesy of Mulzer's Car Care and Wickford Lumber.

There will be prizes, but the best prize will be bragging rights until next year's Wickford Flower Flotilla.

A contest official will be available to receive entries at the bridge on Brown Street in Wickford between 3 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, and again between 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

Kits and entry forms are available at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, co-located with the chamber at 8045 Post Rd., North Kingstown. Each kit will contain a 15-inch tire inner tube, 20 feet of standard clothes line, and a 2- by 2-foot plywood board to mount the floral creation. Groups or individuals may submit more than one entry. An entry fee of $25 will be charged per kit.

For more information, please contact Flower Flotilla Co-Chairman Hal Morpeth at 294-9367, or the Charitable Foundation at 295- 5566.

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