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Contests and Auction For Christmas Under the Clock on Saturday, December 7.

As in the past, the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) is sponsoring two contests to get everyone in the spirit for Christmas Under the Clock on Saturday, December 7. They are also asking businesses to create gift baskets and items for the auction at 5:30 pm the evening of the event.

Information about Christmas Under the Clock, as well as all forms for the contests can be found on their Facebook page HERE.

The first contest is a coloring contest to choose the Tree Lighting Ambassadors who will flip the switch to light the official Plain City Christmas Tree.

Children 10 and under are eligible to enter the coloring contest and the winners will be chosen from three age groups: 5 and under, 6-8, and 9-10.

To download the coloring blank to print and color, go HERE.

You can also stop by Main Street Treasures, 150 West Main Street in Plain City to pick up a coloring contest entry sheet. Complete the contact entry form after the picture is colored and send the entry to:

UPCO Tree, PO Box 297, Plain City, OH 43064

All entries must be received by Tuesday, November 19.

Winners will be chosen by Mayor Sandra Adkins and must be available on Saturday, December 7 from 5-5:30 pm to help light the Christmas Tree. Winners will be announced on the November 30th UPCO Page in the Plain City Advocate. Winners will also be contacted using the information provided on the entry form.

For complete information on the Tree Lighting Ambassador Coloring Contest, go HERE.

The second contest is the Decorating Contest, presented by QT1270 Radio and supported by Main Street Treasures.

All you have to do to enter this contest is fill out an official Christmas Under the Clock Decorating Contest Form, which you can download and print HERE. Then get busy decorating!

You can also pick up an entry form at Main Street Treasures and the Plain City Public Library. You can return your entry form electronically to UPCO at upco.misc@live.com or mail it to:

Christmas Decorating, UPCO, PO Box 297, Plain City, OH 43064

You can also return your entry form to Main Street Treasures and the Plain City Public Library. Put the completed form in the contest decorating boxes at both locations.

Deadline for entry is Friday, November 29.

There are two categories for decorating: Residential and Business. All properties being decorated must be within the Plain City village limits. All displays must be illuminated by 6 pm on December 3 for judging.

There will be winners for both business and residential entries chosen in three categories: Best Overall, Most Creative, and Best Use of Illumination.

Winners will be notified by QT1270 Radio and must be available for the awards presentation on December 7 during the Christmas Under the Clock tree lighting ceremony at 5 pm. Winners will have their property photographed and may be interviewed by the radio station.

For complete information on the Decorating Contest, go HERE.

Finally, if you would like to participate in the auction the evening of Christmas Under the Clock, you can get a gift basket, wreath, tree, garland, or centerpiece ready by December 6. If you have a location where you can display the item before the auction, please do that to garner interest (and higher bids) in the item. Create a promotional insert with your company name, list of items (if basket), and two sentences to promote your business. The insert will be included with your auction item. You can then deliver your auction item to the Plain City Public Library, the Plain City Historical Society, or Yoder’s True Value Hardware by Friday, December 6.

You can also have your item picked up between 8 am and 1 pm on December 6 by calling Chris Long, 873-4912, ext. 23 to make arrangements.

The donated items will be auctioned off beginning right after the tree lighting ceremony at approximately 5:30 pm. All proceeds benefit UPCO to help them with Christmas Under the Clock costs each year.

For more information on all of the activities taking place during Christmas Under the Clock, go HERE.

You can also contact Megan Colwell, 614-562-9408/mcolwell@derdutchman.com or Julie Weaver, 614-561-3322/julie.weaver@hotmail.com for more information.

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