The town’s appearance commission is encouraging residents to spruce up their yards through a mailbox garden contest this summer.
The town will be offering cash prizes – $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place – and yard signs to residents with the most attractive and creative mailbox garden.
Judges will consider the uniqueness of the mailbox itself as well as the creativity of the landscaping surrounding the mailbox area.
The town’s website, www.townofwendell.com/mailboxcontest, includes some examples of creative mailboxes.
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Entries must be submitted online, in person at the town planning department, or by mail to: Wendell Planning Department, 15. E. Fourth Street, Wendell, NC 27591.
All entries must be received by September 1 and judging will take place throughout the following week.
Winners will be announced on the town of Wendell Facebook page and contacted directly to claim prizes.
To be eligible, participants must reside in the corporate limits of Wendell.