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2007 Program and Results

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At the Communities in Bloom National Awards Ceremony, in Moncton, New Brunswick the City of Kawartha Lakes received 5 Blooms in the 2007 National Communities in Bloom Competition and received an overall score of 87.35% with special mention for community involvement.

Judges comments included:

“The Communities in Bloom committee is to be commented for their dedication and effort in ensuring Kawartha Lakes image is enhanced through floral displays”

“Where does one start? The City of Kawartha Lakes is a vast collection of individual small communities, all pulling together to reach the common goal of providing a healthy and vibrant community for future generations to enjoy and to be proud of”

“The quintessence of community involvement is illustrated in the City of Kawartha Lakes”

“For fear of missing out any one group, the judges would like to say ‘wow’. The pulling together of all the different community groups into one, with a common goal”

Local Communities in Bloom Awards Ceremony

Thursday October 4th, 2007

City representatives proudly handed out Awards and Certificates to participants and volunteers involved in the 2007 National Communities in Bloom, Green Thumb Garden, and the Healthy Plants/Healthy Planets programs. Individuals and Community Groups were honored for their contributions to the Communities in Bloom program as well as Beautification and Environmental efforts. All in attendance at the event received valuable gardening information from keynote speaker Shauna Dobbie, Publisher/Editor of Ontario Gardener Magazine.

The Green Thumb Garden Awards program recognizes beautification efforts in a variety of different categories. Local gardens were visited by volunteer judges this past summer. Certificates of Appreciation were also handed out for the Healthy Plants/Healthy Planet program. This program encourages and recognizes activities leading to a healthy environment and a naturally beautiful, sustainable future. Over 100 individuals, organizations and business were recognized for their volunteer efforts.

2007 Green Thumb Garden Awards
First Place Winners:

Residential Category:
City Wide:

Gord and Carol Wilson, Coboconk

Lindsay & Ops Area:
Hank and Margaret Bossema, Lindsay

Northern Area:
Joe Saeta, Coboconk

Omemee & Manvers Area:
Norma Evans, Omemee

Bobcaygeon & Fenelon Falls Area:
Ingrid Whitney, Bobcaygeon

Southwest Area:
Lyn Newett, Little Britain

School Category:
Bobcaygeon Public School, Bobcaygeon

Community Group/Organization:
The Station Artists (Old Train Station), Fenelon Falls

Downtown Business Category:
Brown Eyed Susan’s, Bobcaygeon
Foodland Store, Bobcaygeon

Industrial Business Category:
Crayola Canada, Lindsay

Residential Business Category:
Sanderingham Bed & Breakfast

Children’s Category:
Maverick Patterson, Omemee

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