Contest sparks creative uses for Duck Tape
Updated On: Feb 25 2014 05:22:39 PM CST
It is a common household item, but some kids are taking duct tape to a whole new level.
"I did have a bag before. I figured anyone could do a bag, so I decided to go large and do a vest," said Levi Schmidt, of Mertztown.
Weaver's Ace Hardware in both Richmond and Amity townships started a Duck Tape art contest.
"We just wanted to come up with a fun, creative way to promote our Duck Tape and do something fun with the customers," said Melissa Achenbach, the stores' marketing manager.
Any entry is encouraged as long as it is 50 percent Duck Tape.
"This is a Duck Tape fry pan. As you can see, I have Duck Tape bacon. Instead of just putting brown Duck Tape, I thought this would be a nice touch," said Emma Schmidt, of Mertztown.
If you win the contest, you get a $100 gift card to Weaver's, but some of the participants we spoke with said they will probably just buy more Duck Tape.
"I am excited. I think it is great that they finally did this," said Emma Schmidt.
"It is just fun, and maybe I will win," said Levi Schmidt.
You can enter the contest up until the stores close on Friday. There will be a winner chosen from both the Richmond Township and Amity Township locations on March 1.
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