Geauga County – The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign auction has begun and the barrels are at locations throughout Geauga County. Six local artists and groups have donated their time, talent, and materials to the District by painting barrels and creatively transforming these recycled plastic barrels into beautiful and functional yard art. These decorated rain barrels are now on display and available for silent bidding at various locations (as indicated below) for the months of August and September. You can view all the barrels and also place a bid online by visiting Geauga SWCD’s website at geaugaswcd.com.
Minimum bids start at $90. Don’t wait for a rainy day to place your bid… you can also “Buy It Now!” for $200! Just include all the requested information and the barrel will be yours once method of payment is approved. Any sold barrels will be indicated on our website and locations are subject to change with barrel sales. Remaining barrels will be available for final bids at the Geauga SWCD Annual Meeting on November 6, 2014.
Here’s your chance to finally get a unique rain barrel while helping to protect our water resources. Don’t delay, bid on a barrel today! All proceeds will go toward the District’s environmental education programs. Barrels can be found at the following locations:
1) Breathe by Yvonne Delgado displayed at Mazzulo’s Market (August) and Middlefield Cheese House (September)
2) Fantasy, Freedom, and Butterflies by Kay Hendricks displayed at Breezewood Gardens (August) and Lowe’s Greenhouse (September)
3) Gypsy Horse Go-Round by Mary Samide displayed at Beans Coffee Shop and Bistro (August) and Schneiders Saddlery (September)
4) Flamingo by Berkshire High School Art Club displayed at Blazin’ Bills (August) and Burton Library (September)
5) Watering the Horses by Byron Leffler displayed at Lowe’s Greenhouse (August) and Breezewood Gardens (September)
6) Grouchy by the Rodusky Family displayed at Geauga West Library (August) and Munson Western Reserve Country Store (September)
For more information visit the Geauga SWCD website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call 440- 834-1122. Like us on Facebook to see updates on rain barrels and other news. A special thanks to the artists for their generosity and to Ken’s Auto Body, Inc. in Troy Township for donating their time and materials to apply protective clear sealant to the barrels.