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Crocus photo contest deadline extended

If your favourite crocus patch is still buried beneath the snow, don’t despair — the photo contest deadline has been extended until April 30.

Not surprisingly, the official harbinger of spring on the Prairies, is still in hiding. Contest organizers are expecting it will make a late-April appearance due to the deeper-than-usual snow cover and extended cool conditions.

As a result, organizers of the Crocus Photo Contest at Arden, Man. have agreed to extend the deadline for entries from April 26 to April 30.

A week later, on Saturday, May 4, the heritage-conscious village holds its annual family Crocus Festival. Photo contest entries usually number 100 or more and make a major contribution to the little springtime event. Each entry is displayed for the festival, in the community hall. There is no admission fee for viewing the photos and voting for favourites. Free entertainment is provided, as well.

“We’re pretty confident that the Prairie Crocus will be blooming somewhere in Manitoba by April 30,” said John Dietz, on behalf of the municipal heritage committee.

For contest details go to: www.ardenmb.ca.

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