The community gardens have
submitted a picture featuring Aaron Cantrell, Drake
Cantrell, Michelle Cantrell, Aiden Cantrell, Janel
Tibbets, Ed Tibbets, and Troy Turner with the
Illinois-American Water Scarecrow in back.
Illinois American Water Sponsors
Facebook Photo Contest
Lincoln Community Gardens needs your
votes to win!
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[August 14, 2014]
Some pictures are worth a thousand words. Now, they could be worth a
total of $1,500 shared by three organizations via Illinois American
Water’s “Value of Water” photo contest. The contest begins today,
July 22, 2014, on the Company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ilamwater.
Illinois American Water invited 12 local organizations to submit
photos and thoughts to depict what water service means to
their organization and community. The photos will be posted to
Illinois American Water’s Facebook page here – http://bit.ly/1nanM8w.
The photo contest also aims to raise awareness about the role water
service plays in daily lives, economic growth and fire protection.
The public can participate by voting for their favorite “Value of
Water” photo beginning July 22, 2014 through August 20, 2014.
The three photos with the most votes will earn their organization
$750 (first place), $500 (second place) and $250 (third place). The
winners will be announced soon after the contest closes.
In the Lincoln Water district the Lincoln Community Gardens has been
chosen as a participant.
The community gardens have submitted a picture featuring Aaron
Cantrell, Drake Cantrell, Michelle Cantrell, Aiden Cantrell, Janel
Tibbets, Ed Tibbets, and Troy Turner with the Illinois-American
Water Scarecrow in back.
The text they have written to go with their photo is as follows:
Water is a vital part of Lincoln Community Gardens (LCG). Knowing
that we can count on support from Illinois-American Water helps
provide the opportunity for local gardeners to experience new
relationships and the healthy benefits of exercise and great
tasting, fresh produce. LCG is impacting lives by bringing people
together, putting smiles on the faces of those that wouldn’t be able
to garden otherwise by building handicap accessible gardening
options and offering the opportunity for outreach in a suppressed
In the photo, standing in a strawberry patch, are a few members of
“His Hands Outreach” with the Illinois-American Water Scarecrow
built by the Lincoln Community High School Horticulture and
Agriculture class students. “His Hands Outreach” is working hard to
at one of the LCG to impact one of the neighborhoods in the Lincoln
community. The scarecrow represents the importance of water service
for LCG. His body is a recycled trash can that becomes a rain
barrel, his arms are coil hoses, he has clay pots for legs and his
head is an old sprinkling can. He boasts “Water Service is a Good
Value” on a sign staked in the ground next to him.
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LCG doesn’t measure the “value” of water in dollars and cents, we
measure it in the lives we impact. Thank you Illinois –American
You can vote for Lincoln by going to
http://bit.ly/1nanM8w and “Liking” the Illinois American Water
Facebook page and then clicking on the Lincoln Community Gardens
photo in the contest tab.
[Text received; KAREN COTTON,
ILLINOIS AMERICAN WATER and KATHY VINYARD, LINCOLN COMMUNITY
Illinois American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water
(NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the
state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater
services to approximately 1.2 million people. American Water also
operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control
and research laboratory in Belleville. Founded in 1886, American
is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility
company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs
than 6.600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million
more than 40 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information
can be found by visiting www.amwater.com