Caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership Salop Leisure has launched a competition to find a name for a spectacular giant dragonfly sculpture recently created for its Shrewsbury headquarters.
The colourful, eye-catching sculpture has been commissioned to mark the company’s 50th birthday and welcomes visitors to the Emstrey base. Measuring 35 feet long, 13 feet high with a wing span of 35 feet, the dragonfly took creator Tony Peacock 1,100 hours to make at Shropshire Leisure Fabrications, Halfway House, near Shrewsbury.
It’s the latest in a series of sculptures specially commissioned by Salop Leisure for its headquarters and caravan parks in Mid Wales. Previous sculptures at Emstrey include Dewi the Dragon and an eagle, which have now flown to Min-y-Don and Castle View Holiday Parks in Harlech.
Now the company is asking children up to the age of 11 to come up with a suitable name for the dragonfly. Suggestions should either be sent on a postcard to Name the Dragonfly Competition, Salop Leisure, Emstrey, Shrewsbury SY5 6QS or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 21st with the child’s name, age, school and contact telephone number. The winner will receive vouchers to the value of £25 and an afternoon tea for four in Salop Leisure’s Love Coffee restaurant.
“We have had a fantastic response from our customers to the new dragonfly sculpture since it arrived here,” said Ed Glover, Salop Leisure’s assistant marketing manager. “Now all we need is an appropriate name. We are hoping that the competition will inspire children and their families to come up with some great ideas.”
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