MIFFLINTOWN - The planters are back on the sidewalks of Mifflintown.
Twenty flower pots, hand-painted with original designs reflecting the theme of "New Life," have been planted with summer blooms and placed along Main, Bridge and Lemon streets on display until they are taken to the Juniata County Fair in September for auction. Sealed bids will be closed at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7. Proceeds will benefit Mifflintown Crossroads Pregnancy Center.
This year's Planter Palooza winners were:
Sentinel photos by TIM SHUMAKER
The 2013 Planter Palooza winners are, from left, Ann Kroh, first place planter, ‘Metamorphosis of Luna Moth;’ Linda Geissinger, second place, ‘Something To Crow About;’ Adrienne Alderfer, third place, ‘Heirs of Beauty;’ student planters first place, Brianna Kearns and Molly Stumpff, ‘The Purple of Life;’ Mackenzie Bressler, second place, ‘A Bug’s Life;’ and Tuscarora Valley Elementary School, third place, ‘Metamorphosis.’
Participants in the Planter Palooza included, from left, front, Ann Kroh, Linda Geissinger, Adrienne Alderfer, Brianna Kearns, Molly Stumpff and Mackenzie Bressler; back, Connie Bowsman, James Gichner, Steven Kochenderfer, Donnie Martin, Aimee Hubley and Aidan Hubley. Brianna Graybill, Charlotte Graybill, Kathy Crownover, Misty Hoover, Rohini Stalker, Samantha Peterson, Juniata Arts Festival, Tuscarora Valley Elementary School and the fifth grade at Mountain View Elementary School were also participants.
First place planter - Ann Kroh, New Bloomfield, "Metamorphosis of Luna Moth"
Second place planter - Linda Geissinger, Mifflintown, "Something to Crow About"
Third place planter -Adrienne Alderfer, McAlisterville, "Heirs of Beauty"
First place student planter - Brianna Kearns, McClure, and Molly Stumpff, Belleville, "The Puzzle of Life"
Second place student planter - Mackenzie Bressler, Milroy, "A Bug's Life"
Third place student planter -Tuscarora Valley Elementary School, "Metamorphosis."
Other winning artists included: Aidan Hubley, Aimee Hubley, Brianna Graybill, Charlotte Graybill, Connie Bowsman, Donnie Martin, James Gichner, Juniata Arts Festival, Kathy Crownover, Misty Hoover, Rohini Stalker, Samantha Peterson, Steven Kochenderfer and Fifth Grade Mountain View Elementary School.
The Juniata Cultural Arts Committee and Hunter's Run Nursery are the sponsors of Planter Palooza, which is meant to draw together the community and businesses through the arts.