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Money Smart Piggy Bank Pageant
Release Date: April 24, 2006

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Announcing the Sussex County Money $mart Week

Piggy Bank Pageant


Monday, May 1, 5 to 7 pm, at Sussex Tech in conjunction with the Money $mart Week Kick-Off.

School-aged children and their parents are invited to join the fun!

A light supper will be served and prizes awarded for the top three winners in each age category.

Every Pageant entrant will receive a small prize.




To celebrate Money $mart Week, here is your chance to go ?Hog? Wild!

¨     Create your own piggy bank from a milk carton, soda bottle or any other items of your choice.  You can create a Pig with Personality, such as a Pretty Pig, Happy Hog, Serious Sow, Pudgy Piglet, or any other pig you design and make. 

¨     You can also dress-up and decorate an existing piggy bank with markers, crayons, picture cutouts, fabric, or anything you can think of.

Contest Rules:

¨      Piggybank must be able to hold coins as savings, i.e. hollow at least in part.

¨      Only one entry per child in the appropriate age category: Ages 7 and under; 8 through 12; and 13 through 17.

¨      Piggy banks must be created or decorated by the contest entrant (child) with no or very little adult help.

¨      Pageant registration forms are available at www.sussex.nj.us and www.aroundthearea.com or at the Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton, NJ (Division of Community Services, Second Floor).

¨      Completed registration forms must be received by April 28th 2006 by Christine Florio.  They should be emailed to cflorio@sussex.nj.us, faxed to 973-579-0571 or dropped off to Christine at the Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton (Division of Community Services, Second Floor) during weekday business hours.

¨      For further information about the Piggy Bank Pageant, contact Barbara O?Neill at moneytalk1@juno.com.

¨      Piggy banks must be dropped off May 1st at the Sussex County Money $mart Week kick-off at Sussex Tech between 5 and 5:30 pm.  Judging (people?s choice) will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 pm during the kick-off program.

¨      Entrants must take their piggybank home after the winners are announced at 6:45 pm

¨      Piggybanks may be no larger than 18 inches x 18 inches x 18 inches in size

¨      A total of 9 prizes will be awarded: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of the three age categories

¨      Entries will be judged by kick-off participants (one vote per age category). The decisions of the people are final.

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