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2014 Paint The Pig Contest Underway!
Children ages 13 and under are eligible
02/21/2014 5:39 PM ET

It's that time of the year again… the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in conjunction with Painting and Decorating by Shane,are encouraging area youngsters to Paint the Pig! The winner will receive an IronPigs prize pack and have his/her artwork decorated on a giant 9' x 5' fiberglass piggy bank that will be displayed in the AT&T Plaza at Coca-Cola Park during all IronPigs home games.

Children ages 13 and under are eligible to participate and all entries must be sent to:

Paint the Pig
Coca-Cola Park
1050 IronPigs Way
Allentown, PA 18109

Artwork must be received by Friday, March 7, to qualify.

Following the deadline, a group of five finalists will be announced in The Morning Call and the general public will then be able to vote for the winning design at www.mcall.com beginning Wednesday, March 12 and ending Sunday, March 16. The child whose drawing receives the most votes will have the winning design painted on the giant piggy bank by a professional artist.

All proceeds from piggy bank donations collected at Coca-Cola Park will benefit IronPigs Charities, a non-profit organization striving to provide educational and recreational opportunities for children in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. IronPigs Charities is a recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit organization on the state and federal level.

NEW this year! Merrill Lynch has generously agreed to match the total change collected in the IronPiggy Bank at the end of the 2014 season. We thank Merrill Lynch for their contribution to IronPigs Charities and the impact they are making in our community.

Painting & Decorating by Shane has been serving clients for close to 10 years and owner Shane Smoyer has more than 20 years of experience. Based in Lehigh Valley, PA, Painting by Shane serves clients throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, as well as the Poconos, Philadelphia, New Jersey and beyond. Call 610-285-6061 today for a free estimate!

The IronPigs piggy bank will be repainted prior to the beginning of each season.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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