It has been said nothing is more thoughtful than a homemade gift. With this in mind, Murray State’s own WKMS radio station is hosting their first ever wreath contest through their Sounds Good program.
The rules are simple; make the wreath by hand, decorate using any material desired for an indoor or outdoor wreath and have it submitted to the circulations desk at Waterfield Library by the end of the day Friday with the entry form attached.
Winners of the contest will receive a $150 gift card for Petals & Pots Flowers & Home Decor in Mayfield, second-place receives $100 and third place will receive $50.
The five finalists’ wreaths will be donated to the Murray Calloway County Hospital along with any other donated wreaths.
“It sure sounds like fun and the prize incentives are there,” said Debi Danielson, Executive Director of the Murray Art Guild, “This could be the beginning of a fine tradition.”
The wreaths will be left on display at Waterfield until Nov. 30 and then those donated will be moved to the hospital.
Judges will be evaluating in different categories such as prettiest, most unusual materials, best represented by the region and most festive. These categories will receive recognition only.
“I believe this is a great opportunity to help the hospital during the holidays,” said Kate Lochte, WKMS station manager. “Usually they are in need of some Christmas cheer and this, I believe, will help tremendously.”
In the past, WKMS has hosted similar events in an attempt to gain listeners and positively impact the community. During this holiday season, it hopes its listeners’ wreaths will bring cheer into the Calloway County Hospital.
“I’m really looking forward to this event; it is creative and is bound to look great,” Lochte said. “It makes me happy knowing these will be given back to the community to decorate for the holidays.”
Pictures of the wreaths will be posted on wkms.org. The entry forms can be found online or at the circulation desk of Waterfield Library and judging will take place on Saturday.
Story by Kelsey Randolph, Contributing writer.