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Rain Barrels to be Decorated, Auctioned at Haynie's Corner

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Donated barrels will be auctioned during First Fridays

Evansville’s rain barrel program will feature an artistic twist.

The City’s Storm Water Management Department is partnering again with the Coca-Cola Company for the program that raises awareness about water conservation.

Coke is donating 55-gallon plastic drums, which are converted into rain barrels.

The city says donations from local businesses, engineers and conservation groups are used to purchase adapters that attach barrels to downspouts on houses to collect rainwater, which can be used to irrigate lawns and gardens.

This year’s program is also partnering with the Haynie’s Corner Arts District and Wesselman Woods.

Wesselman will provide 50 barrels to people who just want a rain barrel for their home.

Another 50 barrels will be provided for a Silent Auction at Haynie’s Corner.

Those barrels can be picked up and decorated to be offered for auction.

Ten decorated barrels will be auctioned at each First Friday event from May through October.