Third annual hippo decorating contest to start July 15 in Hutto

Decorated hippos can be seen outside businesses throughout the city of Hutto. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Decorated hippos can be seen outside businesses throughout the city of Hutto. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Decorated hippos can be seen outside businesses throughout the city of Hutto. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Starting July 15, community connectivity group iHutto is hosting its third annual Hippo Decorating Contest. Any size concrete hippo is accepted and must be painted to be entered. If multiple hippos are owned, multiple submissions are allowed, according to the contest rules. This year will include a youth contest for age 12 and under, owner Sydney Johnson said in an email.

Residential and business hippos will be in separate categories. There are no entry fees for the contest. Voting runs Aug. 15-30, and the winner will be announced on iHutto’s Facebook page.



For more information, visit iHutto’s website.

By Megan Cardona

Reporter, Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions. In 2020, she graduated with a degree in communication from UT-Arlington, where she worked at the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years covering student affairs, campus administration and the city of Arlington.



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