Four of the most beautiful properties were presented with the 2012 Beautification Awards during Monday’s regular council meeting.
“The purpose of the beautification awards is to promote civic pride, to recognize citizens for their work in keeping Moose Jaw beautiful, to promote friendly competition and to encourage residents to get out and garden,” said Jody Hauta, director of parks and recreation.
The 2012 categories were Best Heritage Home Garden, Best Commercial Frontage, Best Commercial Property and Best Residential Property. The Best Heritage Home Garden recognizes the gardening efforts or restoration of a yard or garden in homes built prior to 1948. The winner was Pat Litzenberger of 1084 First Ave. N.W.
The Best Commercial Frontage recognizes the landscaping of a commercial business where businesses do not have a side property such as the mall or downtown. The winner was the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 at 268 High St. W.
The Best Commercial Property recognizes the best property from front curb to back lane. The winner was Providence Place at 100 Second Ave. N.E.
The Best Residential Property recognizes the most outstanding residential home from the front curb to the back lane. The winner was Joan Stumborg of 323 Wellington Dr.
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.
To see a slideshow of the recipients receiving their awards from Mayor Glenn Hagel, go here.