Essex Communities In Bloom Award Winners Recognized

Monday October 14th, 2019

Posted at 6:47pm


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The Town of Essex and its Communities in Bloom  Committee recognized residential and commercial properties who demonstrated local beautification and civic pride last week.

Entries in the Annual Front Yard and Balcony Contest are judged based on five criteria: curb appeal, tidiness and maintenance, floral displays, landscape, and creativity.


  • Jack and Sheila Brush
  • Henryk and Barbara Cichowicz
  • Derek and Kirby Didone
  • David and Sandra Driscoll
  • Vince and Debbie Hamelin
  • Barbara Jenner
  • Lana Kinney
  • Ben and Sue Klundert
  • Margaret Kneale
  • Chris LaBelle and Tracy Hatfield
  • David and Lynn Laberge
  • Bill and Rosie MacGregor
  • Pam McDermott
  • Noel and Margaret Meloche
  • Orysia Rivest
  • Randy and Rose Ruggaber
  • Gary Sartori and Kim Nantais
  • Ben and Winny Schinkel
  • Linda Sawyer and Gary Dubroy
  • Jody St. Louis-Smith
  • Chip and Heather Suzor
  • Brian and Jenn Tellier
  • John Tomlinson
  • John and Nan Wallace
  • Wayne and Evelyn Wharram
  • Marie Wood

Businesses & Organizations

  • L. Fraser & Associates
  • Ice Cool Treats


For the fifth year in a row, “Forever in Bloom” awards were presented. These awards are given to properties that exhibit a high level of civic pride by achieving 5-Bloom status five years in a row.


  • John and Barbara Balga
  • Elaine Ganderton
  • Bill and Gayle Hedges
  • Winnie Renaud
  • Phil and Rita Smith
  • Robert and Maureen Turner
  • Ruth and Wendy Gatehouse

 Special Recognition Awards

Awards were also be presented in recognition of special efforts in the following areas:

Tidiness: Town of Essex – Development Services Department

Heritage conservation: Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society (HEIRS)

Urban forestry: Essex Home Hardware

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