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St. Charles Gets Its Time in the Sun: America in Bloom Judging is July 13 & 14

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St. Charles Gets Its Time in the Sun: America in Bloom Judging is July 13 & 14

Take a Virtual Tour of the Judging Route

St. Charles is putting its best face forward this month. Two America in Bloom judges will visit here July 13 & 14. Read about them and their backgrounds in this press release from America in Bloom. The America in Bloom national awards program recognizes communities for their landscaped areas, environmental efforts, historical preservation and community involvement. This is the third consecutive year St. Charles has participated in the program.

The judges will tour St. Charles, and will be paying attention to the overall impression our community conveys, so be sure to tidy up your yard on judging days.

Last year, St. Charles distinguished itself by taking home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Landscaped Areas, and earned the maximum score of 5 out of 5 ‘Blooms.’

“We are so excited to welcome the judges to St. Charles,” said St. Charles in Bloom Committee Member Diane Cullen. “The St. Charles in Bloom Committee and all the volunteers have been working hard for the last few months to ready our City for this honor. We’re hoping to build on last year’s award of 5 out of 5 ‘Blooms,’ and earn further recognition for our City.”

This year, local elementary school students have pitched in to help prepare for the judges’ visit. They designed artwork featuring red geraniums, the City’s official flower for the 2017 St. Charles in Bloom effort. The artwork will be on display in windows along Main Street for the week that the judges will be visiting.

The St. Charles in Bloom Committee also recently helped organize the installation of new strings of lights on the First Street Plaza. The lights were paid for and installed thanks to a collaborative effort between the committee, Downtown St. Charles Partnership, and local businesses.

Make sure to keep an eye out for red geraniums around the City! Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram(@cityofstcharlesil) or Facebook (@CityofStCharles). Your shot may be featured! 

Visit the City’s St. Charles in Bloom web page to find out more. There, you can take a virtual tour of the judging route and page through our program entry.

 

For more information about America in Bloom, visit www.americainbloom.org.

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