First Friday Sept. 3 was a chance for Downtown Lakeland to honor teachers and educators. Thanks to everyone who donated school supplies at Brooke Pottery. Caroline B. won the school supply donation raffle, taking home a gorgeous raku vase by Roundtree Pottery.
A second thank you goes to all of the young artists who entered our Kids Art ornament contest this summer. Your great drawings made it tough to pick just one! Our 2010 Holiday Ornament winner is Kelsey S. of Geneva Classical Academy. Kelsey imaginatively turned our Brooke Pottery logo into Santa’s gift bag. Now her drawing will be reproduced in clay and debuts Thanksgiving weekend during our Parade of Ornaments*. Kelsey was awarded a $100 savings bond. We also congratulate Nisha Y. of Lincoln Academy and Rachel H. of Newsome High School. Nisha earned the second place $50 savings bond for her swan on the lake, while Rachel took the third place $25 bond with her beautiful Christmas swan design. Congratulations to all three of you!
*Brooke Pottery’s Ornaments on Parade is Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-28. Don’t miss all the exciting new holiday ornaments we’ve lined up for this year. And with any purchase of $30 or more that Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you’ll receive our 2010 Brooke Pottery stoneware ornament as a free gift. The Brooke Pottery ornament will also be for sale, with ten percent of sales donated to the Needlework Guild. So mark your calendar for Thanksgiving weekend shopping in Downtown Lakeland!