2017 Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest

2017 Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest

Decorate for a chance to win prizes!

Get in the spirit and decorate your home and business for the 10th annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival!  Many visitors are expected to attend the various events that are planned for the 2017 Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival at the beginning of June.  Keep Douglas Beautiful is encouraging residents and businesses to decorate their mailboxes, lampposts, gates, fences, trees, signs and doorways in colorful hydrangea blossoms, ribbons, and items to celebrate the festival and welcome visitors to Douglasville and Douglas County. Everyone is also encouraged to plant hydrangea plants in their landscape to be enjoyed for years to come.

The dates for this  year’s festival are Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. The signature hydrangea for this year’s festival is Hydrangea Macrophylla ‘Ocean’ and the theme of the flower show is “Making Waves”. The Festival Steering Committee and Keep Douglasville Beautiful will be judging your results.  If you want to have your efforts judged, take a picture of your display, put “Hydrangea Contest” in subject line, and email  them along with your name, address, and phone number to: info@keepdouglasvillebeautiful.org.

All entries must be received on or before Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Winners will be presented with an award ribbon and 2 tickets to the Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours.  Categories include: Best Mailbox Award, Color Award, Exceptional Design Award , Spirit Award and Best Business Display.

Keep Douglas Beautiful is also encouraging everyone to plant hydrangea  plants in their landscape to be enjoyed for years to come. Many local retailers and nurseries have hydrangea plants for sale including Accent Nursery, an official Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Sponsor.  Accent Nursery is located at 4448 Highway 92, Douglasville 30135.

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