Coloring Contest new to Greenville Hometown Holiday Horse Parade

Local businesses sponsor Greenville Hometown Holiday Horse Parade coloring contest

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(L-R) Joe Wintrow, Eric Fee, Diana Stebbins, Shaun Hayes and Greg Billings. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENIVLLE – Greenville’s Hometown Horse Parade in beautiful downtown Greenville will present its first coloring contest for children along with an entry class for adults.

The coloring contest is the brainchild of Joe Wintrow of Wintrow Signs & Designs with the support of the Hometown Horse Parade committee.

“I’ve had this idea for three years and we’re finally making it happen,” said Wintrow. “I have seven really good sponsors that have jumped on board so here we are finally launching it.”

Coloring Contest sponsors include: Tribute Funeral Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Realtors, Dairy King, Bellfuel Tanning, Darke County Now, Main Street Greenville and Commercial Printing

“Something new this year,” said Hometown Horse Parade chairman, Diana Stebbins. “This was three years in the making and we’re finally going to get it off the ground. It is really going to be neat for the kids.”

Winners of the coloring contest will get special seating at the 19th Annual Hometown Horse Parade along with prizes.

“We love the horse parade and we have the second year for the Christmas tree,” said Tribute’s Eric Fee. “The coloring contest sounded like a perfect fit. I love the idea of the coloring contest because the kids light up, it gives them involved that night too.  I’m excited about it that.”

Berkshire Hathaway is providing crayons and colored pencils with each entry form and coloring page.

“I like to do everything I can for the community especially the kids, the youth of Darke County,” said Bershire Hathaway’s Shaun Hayes.

Entry forms and coloring pages may be picked up at Four Twenty Three located at 423 South Broadway, Greenville, OH from October 26 – November 16, 2022 with judging by the sponsors and the winners notified by Friday, November 18, 2022, by phone.

“Thanks to Shaun Hayes of Berkshire Hathaway they have all the tools to go back home and complete the page,” Wintrow noted.

“Our team at DarkeCountyNow.com is pleased to be a part of the first Hometown Horse Parade coloring contest,” said DCN’s Tonya Keller. “We’re looking forward to seeing all of the participant’s creativity.”

Age groups include: 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16 and older. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place. (16 and over one prize)

“We have a lot of gifts,” Wintrow stated. “There are miscellaneous gift cards, baskets, just a lot of prizes and more than $250 for first place for each age group division. We have a first and second place prizes and we are doing our adult 16 and over with the same.”