News Release

For immediate release - October 8, 2013

Trash to Fashion - New Deadline for Entries

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter the popular Trash to Fashion Contest for ages 8 - 19! The deadline for entries has been extended to Thursday, October 17, 2013 and contestants from all counties are welcome. The Lake County Library System will host the Trash to Fashion Contest on Saturday, October 26, in the Umatilla Public Library community room 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. Coldwater Creek will provide light refreshments and Insight Financial Credit Union will award cash prizes to the top 6 unique fashions. Liz Curtis from Bay Street Players in Eustis will emcee the show. Liz is also the youth librarian at City of Tavares Public Library.

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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