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Posted on: November 8, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Natural Resources Committee Seeking Talented Artists To Decorate Rain Barrels

The City of Geneva’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC) is looking for a few good artists to put their creative mark on the upcoming 2014 Rain Barrels on Parade campaign.

The NRC is offering rain barrels for artists willing to donate their time and talents by painting a barrel that will be showcased around Geneva next summer promoting the importance of water conservation.

The decorated barrels then will be auctioned off, and money collected by the committee will go straight toward the planting of more trees.

The NRC’s mission is to promote awareness and conservation principles in Geneva. During the past several years, the group has raised money through Rain Barrels on Parade and another successful community fundraiser, Wine, Cheese and Trees. Money from those events supported the NRC’s “Greening Geneva” initiative – a reforestation program for City parkways.

The NRC presented the City with a $10,000 donation in September to purchase 30 new trees for downtown Geneva.

Artists interested in painting a rain barrel should contact Jay Womack, Natural Resources Committee chairman, at

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