Taltree Arboretum & Gardens snowman building competition now through March 2


Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso is hosting a snowman building competition now through March 2, 2014.

In order to participate, snowman entries must be built onsite at Taltree. Participants should take a picture and submit their entry via email to info@taltree.org with the following information: name, phone, snowman title, date built and Taltree location description. All competition submissions must be received by Monday, March 3, 2014 to qualify.

On March 5, all entries will be posted to Taltree’s Facebook fan page – for fans to vote for their favorite snowmen. Facebook fans will have 48 hours to vote. The entry with the most Likes will win a one-year family membership.

The snowman competition is on at Taltree Arboretum.
The snowman competition is on at Taltree Arboretum.

The winner will be announced on Friday, March 7. The free one-year family membership provides unlimited admittance into Taltree for two adults and all children under 17 years old, plus, four one-time complimentary passes. Membership benefits also include Taltree educational and event program discounts and reciprocal admission privileges to other North America arboretums and gardens.

“If it snows, this is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors,” said Alexis R. Faust, President and CEO of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. “This is just the beginning of the family fun activities we have planned for this year.”

During the winter months, the arboretum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Member entry is free. Non-member entry is $10 per vehicle for up to 5 people.

Taltree is located at 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385. For competition rules and more information, visit their website or call 219-462-0025.


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