News Release

For immediate release - September 5, 2013

Trash to Fashion Deadline October 7!

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter the popular Trash to Fashion Contest for ages 8 - 19! The deadline for entries is Monday, October 7th, 2013! The Lake County Library System will host the 4th annual Trash to Fashion Contest on Saturday, October 19, in the meeting room at Umatilla Public Library beginning at 11 a.m. This spectacular fashion extravaganza featuring eco-outfits from recycled or waste materials invites young people to think outside the recycle bin and design a piece of wearable art based on the creative use of "trash" -- found, salvaged, scavenged, and repurposed materials. Entry to the show is free and contestants have a chance to win cash prizes provided by our sponsor, Insight Financial Credit Union.

The "junky to funky" fashions provide charming environmental messages in a show that is both fun and purposeful. Entry to the show is free. DJ Elizabeth Steele will spin music, Coldwater Creek will provide light refreshments and Insight Financial Credit Union will award cash prizes to the top 6 unique fashions. Best-selling author Lucienne Diver will return for the fourth year to emcee the show. Lucienne is the author of the popular Vamped series of young adult novels.

Pick up an entry form at any one of the 15 public libraries in the Lake County Library System or download the form from our website . Fill out your form and submit it via email to, drop it off at any Lake County Library System library or mail it to: Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator, Lake County Library Services, 2401 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778 If you still have questions after looking over the contest information, call Linda at 352-253-6169.



Media contact:
Linda Goff
Youth Services Coordinator

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