Localworks Extends Button Contest Deadline

Adison Wash is Localworks’ Marketing and Community Relations Associate.

Localworks has received an outpouring of support for our new tradition that we have introduced to be a part of Ridgefest. We understand that some community members became aware of the contest a little later in the game, and we want to allow for more of the community to participate that would like to! We will extend the submission deadline from March 31 at 5 p.m. to April 28 at 5 p.m. We hope that this extra month will give community members the opportunity to submit their illustrations! If you have any questions regarding the deadline or how to submit please email awash@wearelocalworks.org. 

For those unaware of the contest, the winning design will be utilized as both a functional and fashionable accessory at Ridgefest 2023. We encourage everyone to submit something! We want to see designs from all ages and backgrounds. The Localworks events committee will review all of the entries and pick a winner based on the given criteria. The first place winner will be presented to the City of Wheat Ridge and adapted onto a button for the whole city to wear at Ridgefest and to take home as a keepsake. All buttons will be free of charge and will act similarly to a wristband at certain participating food/drink locations; however, details for that will be released closer to the event date once all vendors are finalized. Those attending the event can pick up a button at the Clear Creek Makerspace (CCM) booth located within the Makers on the Ridge section. At the CCM booth we will be showing the process of making the button as a live demonstration. If that is not of interest to you, we will have plenty pre-made to pick up as well. For more information on the requirements of a submission please visit www.wearelocalworks.org/ridgefest/. 

Adison Wash is Localworks’ Marketing and Community Relations Associate.

Popular TLC Clean Up Days Return This Summer!

Wheat Ridge residents are invited to join us and get rid of their large item trash, recycling and green waste at our TLC Clean-Up Days. These events offer residents a parking lot FULL of specialty dumpsters in partnership with Bin-There-Dump-That. There will be four Clean-Up Days: 

• Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, Aug. 26

• Applewood Baptist Church, July 22

• Trinity Church of Wheat Ridge, June 17

• St. James Episcopal Church, Sept. 16

Those interested in learning more can visit https://tinyurl.com/5n8hr5d9.

Community members and businesses can now help show their support of keeping Wheat Ridge clean and junk free through our Sponsor a Dumpster Program. In exchange for a sponsorship you will have your name or business logo displayed on a dumpster at one of our four events! Each cleanup day sees well over 400 visitors so this is a great way to get your name out and show your support of one of our most popular programs.

For more information on sponsoring a dumpster please email the program manager Jake Harrington at Jeharrington@wearelocalworks.org. –Jake Harrington

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