Stars and Stripes Declares a Winner

AMarkingCongratulations to Andrew Marking for winning the "Stars and Stripes" mowing pattern contest!

Marking is Head Groundskeeper for the Quad Cities River Bandits (Davenport, Iowa), Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. With his "Banks of the Mississippi River" field design at Modern Woodmen Park, he has won a complimentary pass to the 2018 STMA Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Andrew Anderson, the club's Assistant Groundskeeper, also helped craft the pattern.

In its second year, a record 21 entries were received via social media, solidifying it as STMA's most popular contest to date. The winning submission narrowly won by less than 30 "likes"; selected through Facebook's voting platform. Marking's intricate design generated nearly 200 "likes."

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