Piggy Bank Pageant and Pigs on Parade contests open

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Okaloosa Saves is accepting entries for 2013 Pigs on Parade and Piggy Bank Pageant contests. Winners will be announced at the Feb. 2 Eco-Nomic Expo in Fort Walton Beach.

Entry for the Pigs on Parade contest costs $50 per business team. Half of entry proceeds will go to the winner's favorite charity. Each team may decorate a piggy bank that expo attendees will vote on. The bank with the most votes determines the winner.

To enter, send payment by Jan. 12 to Okaloosa Saves, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview, FL 32539. 

The Piggy Bank Pageant — for youths ages 12 and younger — allows participants to decorate a piggy bank for competition.

Prospective contestants must submit completed registration forms and decorated piggy banks by Jan. 18. Winners will receive a savings bond.

The Eco-Nomic Living Expo — 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center — is a free, family-based event organized by the University of Florida and Okaloosa County Extension.

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