Chris and Rebecca Mitchell recently transformed their barren backyard into a beautiful green oasis and won a family holiday to Adels Grove.
“Recently we moved to another property in Mount Isa and found there was no grassy area for the children to play, so I went to the Lead Alliance to see if I could get some grass seeds and they encouraged me to enter the competition,” Mr Mitchell said.
Through the Living with Lead Alliance Backyard Improvement Program, the transformation of the yard took the young family seven months to complete and provided a healthier play area for their children.
Each year the Lead Alliance give Mount Isa residents with young children the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes by joining in the program.
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Entrants are provided with a kit of handy hints, seeds, and garden gloves with the idea to create a lead safe and water wise garden.
Chair of The Lead Alliance, Robbie Katter said the entries were exceptional this year and choosing winners was extremely difficult.
This year 28 nominations were registered.
The winners were:
1st Prize trip to Adels Grove: Chris Mitchell
2nd Prize $500 gift voucher, Mt Isa Home & Garden Centre: Carmen Aquino
3rd Prize $250 gift voucher, Bunnings: Glandy Angon
4th Prize $50 gift voucher, Mt Isa Home and Garden Centre: Claire Jones
Mr Katter said next year’s Backyard Improvement Program will launch in April 2019.
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