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Festival honors wonders of duct tape

AVON, Ohio, June 21 (UPI) -- Residents of Avon, Ohio, embraced the many uses of duct tape during the city's annual Duct Tape Festival, a maker of the versatile tape says.

ShurTech Brands LLC, which manufactures household and office products, said in a news release that Saturday's Sixth Annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival in Avon included a parade full of floats made out of duct tape.

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Event judges rated the more than 20 parade entries based on originality and how much duct tape used in their creations. The winner of the $1,000 Tip Top Tape prize was Spark of Hope's "Frog" float.

The festival also included duct tape arts and crafts, along with a contest to find a hidden message among a group of duct tape sculptures.

Festival visitors could also meet the 10 couples chosen by the Duct Tape brand to receive duct tape Stuck at Prom Scholarships.

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