10/02/05 — Ugly furniture contest part of Big Sweep day

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Ugly furniture contest part of Big Sweep day

By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on October 2, 2005 2:07 AM

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's Keep America Beautiful Committee will host an ugly furniture contest during Big Sweep Free Day, with a goal of removing ugly upholstered furniture from front porches everywhere.

The committee is encouraging citizens to take advantage of the free disposal on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the county's Transfer Station.

Prizes of $100 and $50 will be awarded respectively to the owner of the ugliest furniture brought in for disposal during the cleanup.

"Free disposal and a chance to win some cash will hopefully make the contest very inviting," Keep America Beautiful Coordinator Teresa Quinn said. "During last year's contest the biggest challenge was getting the nerve to ask people if they wanted to enter without offending their taste in home furnishings."

The owner of the furniture should arrange delivery to the County Transfer Station at 325 Landfill Rd., northeast of Rose Hill and say it is to be entered into the competition. The furniture will then be tagged and placed in a special area for judging. The winner will be announced and notified on Monday, Oct. 10.

For information call Teresa Quinn at 910-289-3091.