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Delegate holds annual Eastern Panhandle Big Tree contest, July 11 deadline for entries
Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, July 6, 2014 1:52 PM EDT
Entries are being sought for the Eastern Panhandle's 2014 Big Tree contest.
The deadline to enter this year's contest in July 11. The person who nominates the winner will receive $500 and a copy of Joyce Kilmer's poem, "Trees". The winner can opt to donate the prize money to a charity.
Berkeley County Delegate John Overington is the contest's sponsor. He tells media outlets that the purpose is to call attention to trees, identify species and recognize their importance to the environment.