Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 2010 - Port Discover's Tomato Judging

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
Port Discover Partners with Shaklee for Earth Day Competition

Tomato Growing Challenge Judging Set for July 15 at Port Discover

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover’s Tomato Growing Challenge concludes with the judging of the tomatoes and tomato plants on Thursday, July 15. As part of Port Discover’s Earth Day Celebration on April 22, local children were given tomato plants and challenged to nurture the plants. All children participating in the program are asked to be at Port Discover by 2:30 p.m. with their best tomatoes. Judging will begin at 3:00 pm with the award winners announced by 3:30 pm.

Port Discover’s Tomato Growing Challenge is made possible thanks to a partnership with Independent Shaklee distributors in the area. For over 50 years, Shaklee has been a leading provider of premium quality, natural nutrition, and personal care products, environmentally-friendly household products, and state-of-the-art air and water treatment systems. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to become Climate Neutral.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit

Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of the Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

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