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Sidewalk Chalk Art Bash returns Saturday

Friday, September 10, 2010

South Putnam student Nicole Byrd was one of dozens of participants who drew sidewalk art last year at the Chalk Art Bash. The Putnam County Convention and Visitor's Bureau is hosting the event again Saturday. Banner Graphic/File Photo
GREENCASTLE -- Local artists will have the chance to take it to the streets again Saturday as the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Bash returns to the Greencastle courthouse square.

The Putnam County Convention and Visitor's Bureau is once again sponsoring this event and encouraging not just youth, but anyone interested to come out and show off their artistic skills.

"It's a neat thing for the kids to have fun at," said Convention and Visitors Bureau assistant director Sharon Eiteljorge. "I can't get over how talented everyone is. Every year, it gets better."

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and participants will have until 2 p.m.t o complete their drawings. Entrants will be assigned an 8' x 8' spot upon registering.

Prizes will be award for most original, most lifelike and people's choice. Most original and most lifelike will be judged at 2 p.m. People's choice is determined by the amount of change in each participant's voting can as of noon.

All money will be donated to "Return-A-Gift," which enables families with children to share a dream for a merry Christmas.

The first 50 registrants will receive event T-shirts. Additionally, Bright Futures will be providing chalk, and McDonald's will provide bottled water. The day will also include prize drawings.

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Is this for children any age? I have a 3 year old who loves to draw with sidewalk chalk. Neither of us has any artistic ability though! Also, what does it cost to register?

-- Posted by asmith687 on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 2:22 PM

I was headed that way and seen a sign in front of the old Marsh store that said it was NEXT weekend so we turned around and went home!!!!

-- Posted by opiniononly on Sat, Sep 11, 2010, at 3:03 PM

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