Danielson, CT – This Labor Day Weekend, Logee’s Greenhouses in Danielson, CT is hosting a First Annual Container Competition with proceeds to benefit local families for fuel assistance during the winter heating season.
Plant it, Grow it, Show it! – is the theme which means as long as the container holds soil, it can be used in the competition. The judges, local celebrities in town, looked for creative containers that took into consideration container name, texture, form and plant growth, originality and overall appeal.
We like the idea of recycling containers for the purpose of planting and creating beauty.
We also like the idea of giving back to our local community in the way of heating assistance.
Recently, Logee’s was awarded a USDA Federal Grant, which helped build our energy efficient greenhouse reducing our heating bills. “We know how expensive heating fuel is,” says Byron Martin, the other owner of Logee’s, “and saving on our fuel expenses helped keep us in business so it feels good to help someone else with their fuel expenses.”
Seven categories were judged with prizes given: Best of Show, Logee’s Choice Award, Most Creative Container with one plant, Most Creative Container with mixed plants, and 3 honorable mentions. Elsie Bisset, town economic developer, Mae Flexer, state representative, Don Taylor, artist and entrepreneur.
Other entries were in close running.
Logee’s also has on display “The Garden Goddess Sculpture” created by Logee’s employees. The structure contains more than 40 Logee’s plants valued at $500. Donations of $1 or more will give people a chance to win The Garden Goddess Sculpture.Drawing will take place at 5:00 pm on Labor Day.
Many of the containers on display will also be sold to benefit the Access Agency in Danielson, CT where the proceeds will be going to help families with their winter heating bill. If you want more information about how you can help- go to http://www.accessagency.org.