Craig businesses look for entries in Upcycle Contest |

Craig businesses look for entries in Upcycle Contest

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

One person’s trash is another’s item with a whole new purpose.

The judging for the Upcycle Contest, sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park. Organizers still are seeking entries for this event, for which the only rule is to take a used item and refashion it as something else.

For example, a previous contest featured a drum turned into a coffee table.

The contest is $5 per entry, and judges will offer multiple age groups complete with prizes.

For more information, visit the Community Budget Center or Favorite Things, or call 970-824-5833.


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