Adopt-A-Pot holiday competition ...

The Lansing FFA Chapter at Kee High School partnered with Carquest/Lansing Auto Parts and owner Dave Moritz to win the first-ever Adopt-a-Pot holiday competition in Lansing. The Adopt-a-Pot program, sponsored by Main Street Lansing, involved local businesses partnering with community organizations to decorate a total of 18 flower pots along Main Street with holiday decorations. Main Street Lansing provided each participant a four-foot pine tree and solar-powered holiday lights, and each group let their imaginations design the rest of the tree’s decorated theme.

Pictured above, Main Street Lansing Executive Director Andy Kelleher (far left) presents student members of the Lansing FFA Chapter the $250 prize for winning the Adopt-a-Pot competition, and the Chapter reported that half of those winning proceeds will be further donated to LIFT (Lansing Iowa Food Trust). Concerning the Lansing FFA tree, one of the unaffiliated judges said, “There was good interaction between the store owner and the group that is evident in the decorations. Plus, they were willing to go for something out of the box. It made me want to stop and look.”

In addition to the winner, runner-up honors were also distributed to the following four decorated trees pictured below and listed below with judge’s comments:

The Good Life Gallery and Frame Shop - “Nicely done, represents the business well.”
Fajitas Grill - “Great student involvement.”
Red Geranium - “Great coordination between the pot and the other decorations for the store.”
Touch of Class - “Great use of lots and lots of ornaments.” Additional photos of all 18 decorated trees can be found on the Lansing, IA Facebook page. Submitted photos.

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