By Sarah Richardson
Lewisburg in Bloom is hosting a community cleanup day in downtown Lewisburg on Monday, July 10, in preparation for the arrival of America in Bloom judges on July 13. Interested volunteers are invited to meet with Lewisburg in Bloom coordinators outside of City Hall at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. The cleanup event encompasses areas around downtown and runs until 12 noon. Volunteers should also bring their own gloves, and a trowel or trimmer if possible.
Homeowners and business owners are encouraged to clean up garden beds and flowerpots in preparation for the two-day judging.
“The City of Lewisburg and the Lewisburg in Bloom Committee are pleased to host the America in Bloom advisors. Participating in this program helps to bring the community together for the beautification of Lewisburg,” said Lewisburg in Bloom Coordinator Shannon Beatty.
Recent America in Bloom wins for Lewisburg include the top award in the Circle of Champions Small-Sized Cities category in 2017, the Coolest Downtown Special Award in 2018, and the Eye Popping Pots Special Award in 2019, as well as a Special Recognition for Community Involvement at the 2019 America in Bloom Symposium and an overall win in the 1,200 – 4,000 Population Category that same year.
Award winners will be announced Sept. 28-30 of this year at American in Bloom’s National Symposium and Awards Celebration in Spartanburg, SC.
For more information contact Shannon Beatty at Lewisburg City Hall, 304-645-2080.
About America in Bloom:
America in Bloom (AIB) promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. We envision communities across the country as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work, and play – benefiting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting pride through volunteerism.
We empower communities to beautify and improve the overall quality of life through our programs, grant opportunities, resources library, and more.
AIB was founded in 2001 by a group of horticulture industry professionals who developed the organization to connect people to the benefits of plants, trees, and flowers. But it quickly became apparent that real community development went beyond horticulture to include community vitality, heritage preservation, environmental efforts, and overall impression – all quality of life issues as well as economic drivers for communities.
Wherever you live, our programs are focused on improving the overall quality of life in your community. To date, more than 21 million people in nearly 300 communities have been impacted and transformed through their involvement in America in Bloom.