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Flower pot auction this weekend

Got pots? Flower pots, that is. If not, make your way down to Centennial Park this Sunday at 1 p.m. and you can get hooked up.

Got pots? Flower pots, that is.

If not, make your way down to Centennial Park this Sunday at 1 p.m. and you can get hooked up.

For the 10th year in a row, flower pots that have adorned city streets for the last two years have been cleaned up and are awaiting a new home, for the right price.

The flower pot program, originally part of the City's Communities in Bloom project, is a partnership between the Fort St. John Community Arts Council, the North Peace Potters' Guild, the Northern Dance Theatre Society, the North Peace Gymnastics Association and the City.

The auction raises funds for the arts council.

There are 200 flower pots around the city and 50 are replaced each year. Local artists paint the new ones and the old ones hit the auction block.

"It is the program I love doing," said Arts Council executive director Tara O'Donnell.

"People really know about it and seem to love it. The pots are beautiful, the flowers are gorgeous and then also it is kind of a cool extra thing that our local artists paint them."

Individuals, groups and organizations can also sponsor a pot before it finds a home on a street or avenue.

"There are still some sponsorships available but it is filling up fast... Every year we get more and more people, before we even have the pots people are starting to contact us."

For more information, contact the arts council at 250-787-2781 or by email to info@fsjarts.org.

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