Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: It’s Time for a Friendly Competition

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I’m a member of the Martin Business Association and serve on the activities committee.  It is easy to be involved when there are such great events in our town.  This one is almost here.  Wait, let my friend, Adonis, tell you all about it:


The UTM 41st Annual Spring College Rodeo is slated for April 16-18.  The Martin Business Association is jumping in there to help promote this fun, family event that brings many dollars back into our community.

Start planning now for the MBA Rodeo Days Window Display and Window Art Contest set for April 10 – 16.
We will also be promoting a “Dress Western Day” for Friday, April 17 to encourage the entire city to dress western and show support for the rodeo.

The idea is to wow our visitors with the excitement and fun our local businesses can bring to the event.  Imagine, visitors walking around town on that Friday to see EVERYONE dressed in western garb.

And, when locals and visitors drive through town during Rodeo Week, imagine if windows everywhere were decked out in a western theme. It can happen, and it is up to us to make it so.

Here’s the scoop:

What:   Martin Business Association Rodeo Days Window Display and Window Art Contest
Open to: Martin Business Association Members

Details: Gear up with the best Western theme you can find and be creative!

You can 1) create a display in the front windows of your business, or 2) decorate or paint your front windows. The only requirement is to stick to a “Western or Rodeo” theme.

Judging will be conducted by members of Martin Beautiful and will be based upon a single category or a combination of the categories below:
Originality, Creativity, and Best Use of Theme

Dates: Email entry with: 1) Company name; 2) Address; 3) Theme of Your Design; 4) Office hours; and 5) Contact information. Send by Friday, April 10 by 5 p.m. to:

Windows and Window Art should be ready to be viewed by: Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m.

Judging to be completed on Tuesday, April 14 at 5 p.m.

Winners will be notified on Thursday by noon and winners will be announced at UTM Rodeo, Thursday night .

Additional: Participants will be featured in an MBA website listing encouraging all members to visit and view the displays. The competition will also be mentioned in other publicity efforts surrounding Martin’s MBA Rodeo Days celebration. You also get to have FUN.

Best Part: The Prize! Two tickets to the UTM Rodeo Thursday night performance and dinner for two at Cowboy’s Cafe on Lindell.

It’s up to you.  Are you ready to join in the fun?

Not a member yet of MBA? Go to the website and join today.  There is no membership fee required.

Questions: Call Leslie at 731-225-2619 or Lynette Wagster at 731-431-8156 or any other member of the MBA Activities committee for details.

So, if you have a business in Martin, TN with any kind of front window, you are in luck.   Out of town reader? Make plans to visit.  As usual, there will be plenty of things to do.

Special thanks to Benton, KY native, Adonis, for being this post’s spokesperson and to his family, Bev and Harry Reed, for sharing him

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