WILMINGTON — Community Beautification Awards were recently presented by the Wilmington Garden Club.
Winners of the 2020 residential awards are Shelby Evans of 79 College St. and Becky Coyle of 516 S. South St.
Shelby has lived in her home for 35 years and has enjoyed flower gardening since she was a child and gardened with her mother. She has many beautiful perennials and annuals as well as a fountain and some interesting garden art.
Becky’s property has a retaining wall across the front separating the sidewalk and her yard. She and her mother worked together to add plants along the retaining wall and in the flower beds around her home.
The Garden Club also presents a Commercial Beautification Award and has chosen the Downtown Wilmington Community Improvement Corporation for their lovely hanging baskets throughout the downtown area of our city.
Marian Miller, City Administrator, gives credit to Julie Bollinger at Swindler and Sons Florist for doing the original planting, and Jerry Runk with the Maintenance and Repair Department for the watering and upkeep of the baskets.
The Wilmington Garden Club appreciates the efforts of these individuals to improve and make Wilmington a beautiful city in which to live and do business.
The Wilmington Garden Club maintains the gardens at Point Park and the Sugar Grove Cemetery, as well as the flowers around the sign board at the Historical Society.
The club has been affiliated with the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs since 1931 and welcomes new members into the club. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call President Mary Thatcher at 513-850-3446.