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Essex Launches 2016 Front Yard And Balcony Contest

Thursday May 19th, 2016, 9:00am


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The Essex Communities in Bloom committee has launched the 2016 Front Yard and Balcony Contest. You can nominate yourself, a friend, a neighbour, or any beautiful front garden or balcony you notice as you travel through the Town of Essex.

“Communities in Bloom is a national program that the Town of Essex proudly participates in each year,” says CIB Committee Chair Paul Tonon.

The annual Front Yard and Balcony Contest is designed to encourage residents and businesses to maintain and enhance their properties. Entries are evaluated on a 5-Bloom scale and 5-Bloom property owners are recognized at a special appreciation night which will take place this September.

“It’s easy to participate,” says Tonon. “It’s simply a matter of taking pride in your property and sharing your efforts with the community. Plus, it also gives residents an opportunity to nominate someone else who deserves recognition for their efforts.”

Submissions can be made by simply emailing a photo to [email protected] You are asked to provide information on the person or property and use the subject line “2016 Front Yard and Balcony Contest.”

Nomination forms are also available on the Town of Essex website, at Town Hall, at Town of Essex recreation facilities, and at other select locations.

Entries in the contest are judged based on five criteria: curb appeal, tidiness and maintenance, variation and balance, stimulation of senses, and originality. The deadline for this year’s contest is Friday, July 15. Judging begins shortly thereafter.

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