The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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December 1, 2013

Snowman decorating contest back for 2014

CONNEAUT — A project that adds a splash of color to Conneaut’s Main Street returns early next year, according to the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce.

The third annual Downtown Snowman Contest, co-sponsored by Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce and UH Conneaut Medical Center, gives individuals, clubs, businesses — anybody — a chance to win a $25 gift card and ease the winter doldrums.

Contestants will decorate wooden cutouts of a snowman provided by CMC. The cutouts will be available (while supplies last) at the Chamber office, 235 Main St., starting Jan. 2. Participants must register with the Chamber by Jan. 13. Finished creations must be returned to the office by 3 p.m. Jan. 15 and winners will be announced the following day. The snowmen will be displayed at locations in the downtown district through Feb. 10.

There are some rules: snowmen can be no larger than four feet tall, three feet wide and 20 inches deep; must be able to withstand winter weather; no lights or automation allowed; personal identity on the front of the snowman can’t be larger than four inches by 12 inches.

Winners in three categories (non-commercial, commercial and private) will get to choose a $25 gift card from an array of Chamber members.

Snowman-decorating can help residents beat the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, said Lori Kingston, CMC outreach coordinator.

“Lack of sunlight, dark clouds and rain can bring a person down,” Kingston said in a statement. “The Downtown Snowman Contest can brighten moods during those cloudy winter days.”

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