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Holland In Bloom Container Contest Winners Announced!
Holland In Bloom Container Contest Winners Announced!


Holland in Bloom announces winners for the first ever Container Contest.  Judges visited local homes that were nominated by family, friends and neighbors. Each nominee was judged on the following criteria: Are the containers visible from the road? Do the containers have an impressive display? Do the containers show creativity? Do the containers enhance the surrounding area? Based on this criteria the winners are as follows: There was a tie for first place between Michael Lubbers and Jo Avink both winners displayed exceptional use of space, color and variety to make their containers stand out. Runners up for the Container Contest include: Mark Amenta, Stephanie Beyer, Lester Jedynak, and Fernando Gomez. Commercial business special mentions include: Sammy's Nails and Thomas Davis Jewelry (Landscaping provided by Lumir, LLC). The first place winners will receive a "Holland In Bloom Container Contest Winner" sign to display in their yard. In addition, all residential winners will receive a gift certificate to Jonker's Garden and an invitation to the America in Bloom Judges' Opening Reception taking place on July 31. About Holland in BloomThe City of Holland is entered in the America in Bloom (AIB) Competition that promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. Cities of similar populations across the country compete against one andother based on six different categories (Floral Display, Landscaped Areas, Urban Forestry, Environmental Efforts, Heritage Preservation, Overall Impression). This is the second year the City of Holland has entered the AIB contest.  In 2011, Holland won first place in their Population Category and first place in the Tidiness Category. This year judges from AIB will be visiting Holland July 31-August 2 and the city is preparing to "WOW" them again in the hopes of taking home first place in all 6 categories!

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