March 15, 2011
children invited to turn spuds into celebrities!
youngsters from the Burnham-On-Sea area will be able to show off
their imaginative skills by creating a model with one of the countys
Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll is challenging children to
create celebrities from potatoes during its annual Potato Weekend
on Saturday April 2nd and Sunday April 3rd.
General Manager Peter Burks told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is a fun idea and we hope as many youngsters as possible enter.
We will have the models on display in the garden centre and will
ask customers to vote for their favourites via a ballot box."
"Although we dont have any hard and fast rules we
are looking for models of famous people, such as politicians and
Children aged from 4-11 can enter the competition and entry forms
are available at the centre.
There will be one winner and one runner-up in each age category:
four to seven-years-old and eight to 11-years-old.
Each winner and runner-up will receive a certificate, a Thompson
& Morgan bag of seed potatoes, a Burgon & Ball triple
pack round potato planter and a New Horizon organic and peat-free
The closing date for entries will be 12 noon on Sunday, April
3rd. Models will then be displayed anonymously until Friday, April
8th and customers will be asked to vote for their favourites using
a ballot box.