Communities in Bloom judges visit Morinville

MCHS Urban Ag teacher Neil Korotash shows Communities in Bloom judges the work being done at the school.

– Lucie Roy Photos

by Morinville News Staff

Communities in Bloom judging took place in Morinville on Wednesday. Judges Doug Hornbeck and Berta Briggs did a tour of the town with Allen Jacobson, Community Development Coordinator, and Donald Fairweather, Operations Manager.

Stops included the Town entrance signs, South Glens, Grandin Heights Park, Belle Park, The Lakes, and Sunshine / Sunnydale, Trails. Judges had a look at how things were blooming at the Chamber Of Commerce, Notre Dame School, Primeau School, and MCHS, as well as SJB Park, Perras Place, and other locations in town.

Part of their Morinville stop over was touring this year’s Best Garden contest winners properites. Ann Staltzer’s winning perennials & unique planters, Donna Becker’s winning outdoor living area and front-to-back look, and Lucy Cholik’s vegetable garden were on the day’s agenda.

Communities in Bloom is more than just flowers. It looks at the municipality and recognizes its role in the community, economic development, civic pride, environmental responsibility, and quality of life.

The six elements of judging include tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral displays.

Results will be unveiled at the 2015 Provincial Awards Ceremony to be held Sept. 12 in Whitecourt.


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