Union City News: Upcoming contests for State Line Heritage Days


Pampered Pet Contest During State Line Heritage Days.

This is a fun activity for all pet lovers out there. To enter, submit a photo no larger than 4 inch X 6 inch with your pet’s name, type or breed of pet (i.e. hamster, German Shepherd dog), approximate age of pet, your name, address and phone number printed on the back.

On one side only of a 3 X 5 index card, please print how you pamper your pet and why he or she deserves to win. All entries should be mailed or delivered to Jo’s Corner Florist, 313 N. Columbia St., Union City, Indiana by Tuesday, Aug. 1. Store hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Saturday from 9 – 11:45 a.m.

All entries will be displayed at Jo’s Corner Florist beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug 2. Everyone is invited to cast votes beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2 and voting will continue through Saturday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. Votes are cast by dropping money into the jar or jars of your choice. Each dollar accumulated in the jars counts as one vote. Excessive change must be rolled before being placed in a jar. Names of the winners will be available immediately following the parade on Saturday, Aug. 5.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for the three pets receiving the most votes. All proceeds go toward State Line Heritage Days committee to pay for entertainment, attractions, etc. Pictures may be picked up immediately following the announcement of winners on Saturday, Aug 5. Pictures not retrieved by Thursday, Aug. 31 will be discarded. For more information call 765-964-3666.

Most Photogenic Baby 2017 during State Line Heritage Days.

To be eligible babies must have a birth date later than Aug. 1, 2014. Enter by submitting a photo no larger than 4 inch X 6 inch with the baby’s name, address, age, birth date, parent’s names, and phone number printed on the back. Entries may be dropped off or mailed to Jo’s Corner Florist, 313 N. Columbia St., Union City, Indiana and must be received by Tuesday, Aug. 1. All entries will be displayed at Jo’s Corner Florist beginning at 9 a.m. on August 2.

Please vote for your favorite baby by dropping money into the jar or jars of your choice. The rules about how votes are counted and hours are reflected in the above paragraph the same as Pampered Pet Contest. First, second, third place prizes will be awarded for the three babies receiving the most votes. All proceeds go to State Line Heritage Days to offset expenses of entertainment and attractions.

Meet the artists at the Artisan Loop including: Ramon Cantu Millwright Welder Talented welder can build you anything you want from Coffee Tables to Wind Turbines.

Jennifer Phillips, Woodworking Artisan at Dust & Details.

My sister-in-law, Jennifer Fulk, wanted to open a store in Covington. I always loved candles and tarts, always burning them at Home. My fiancé, Heath suggested candle making and to sell candles in the store. He bought me my first kit and I loved it!!! I named my candles, Sugar Bear, because that is what he calls me. I love to make my home smell warm and cozy! I love requests from customers for their favorite scents! It makes me happy to make others happy!!! It is such a great hobby!

“I am incredibly lucky to be so young and have had hard work and manual labor instilled in me, as valuable skills, by my parents. Since I can remember, I helped my parents fix the cars, fix the house, work in the yard, and most importantly, work with wood! My grandfather, tinkered in his garage and basement till he was 90 years old! I guess you can say, working with your hands, it runs in the family.

My inspiration for a piece comes from nearly anything; as an artist, at heart, I don’t like to limit my options or ideas. But, I always strive to bring back natural wood grains where I can! To me, there’s nothing more beautiful than newly refinished, revived, rejuvenated, beautiful wood grain! But, that’s not to say we don’t all need a little color in our lives! I consider myself to be more of a risk taker with my furniture selection and schematic choices. I enjoy a challenge, solving problems and taking on the unknown; life’s too short to wonder, what if? Commitment is so much more intriguing!

There’s a saying I try to live by, “when you fall, get back up, and dust yourself off”; we all have scars we bare, that tell a story of a time. If you listen closely, you’ll hear the details.”

Jamie Matchett, Creative Director of Artisan Loop.

Finding unwanted things no one wants anymore is more than a passion of mine. It is my therapy. I see hidden beauty within quality craftsmanship of abandoned treasures. I wonder what stories have been told on old rocking chairs? What family dinners were shared at the old dining table? Who searched for the perfect accent table with such intricate designs? Who might’ve worked numerous back breaking hours to buy it for someone they love? Who handcrafted it so carefully and wonderfully? It’s sad to see it thrown to the side. I want to bring it back to life and restore it so it may become appreciated once again.

The process is my therapy. There was a time when I felt so damaged I could not be loved again, this therapy gave me hope that I too may become worthy of love again. And I am. I am loved.

The Elves Helper, carpenter

I worked with my father learning many things from him about carpentry. I design, create and sell my things to help my children have the best things in life from education to after school activities.

Jack and Jane Grimes, Glass Collectors. From Fenton to Westmoreland these two can spot the difference from faux glass to genuine at just a glance.

By Linda DeHaven

Union City News

Linda DeHaven is the new author of the weekly column Union City News for The Daily Advocate. She may be reached at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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