Do you think you’re creative? That you can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear? But what can you do with a gum wrapper, old bottle, or other piece of “trash”? Enter the first “Trash-to-Treasure” contest jointly sponsored by Whitman Mission National Historic Site and the Walla Walla Sustainable Living Center. Making the most of what you have was an important skill during the time of the Whitmans and is still a relevant skill today. So show off your modern-day ingenuity!
The contest takes place on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at the Walla Walla Farmer's Market. Bring entries to the Sustainable Living Center booth. Shoppers at the market will decide the winner. They will choose which entries they think best represent the concept of “Trash-to-Treasure.” Voting starts at 9:00 am.