Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Public Invited to Name Middleton Place’s First Spring Lamb
On Monday, Feb. 18, the Middleton Place Stableyards were blessed with the first lamb of the season. The little lamb is thriving, but desperately needs a name. The Middleton Place Foundation invites the public to submit suggestions for what we should call the little guy, and then vote on their favorite. The Name the Lamb Contest provides two ways to win tickets to Middleton Place.
A few rules apply. First, the lamb is male, which will grow up to be a ram, so masculine names are encouraged. Second, the lamb’s mother’s name is Winter, and his grandmother’s name is Noel, so preference will be given to names related to the winter season. Third, while voting by the public will weigh heavily in the process, the final decision on the name of the lamb will be made by Middleton Place staff.
The contest will be conducted in two parts. Name submissions can be made by commenting on the Middleton Place weblog on the “Name the Lamb Contest” page (www.middletonplace.org/blog/name-thelamb), or in person at the Middleton Place Visitors Center. Submissions will be accepted until 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Middleton Place staff will pick their favorite from the suggested names, and the person who submitted the name will win two passes for free admission to Middleton Place.*
At 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, the top three suggested names will be posted in a survey on the Middleton Place Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MiddletonPlaceFndtn). The public will be allowed to vote for their favorite through the weekend (ending at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3). All voters will be entered into a pool, and a winner will be picked at random to take home two passes for free admission to Middleton Place.
The winning name will be announced at noon on Monday, March 4 on the Middleton Place Facebook page.
The Gardens, House Museum and Plantation Stableyards at Middleton Place are owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation, a 501-c-(3) not-for-profit trust established in 1974, that also manages the Edmondston-Alston House Museum at 21 East Battery in downtown Charleston. The Foundation's mission is to sustain the highest levels of preservation and interpretation for the National Historic Landmark, rich in classical and romantic garden design, horticulture and history. For additional information, call (843) 556-6020, or go to www.middletonplace.org.
*If more than one person suggested the name, the winner will be chosen at random.