September 11 ceremony honors beautiful Farmington homes

The Farmington Beautification Committee will for a 16th year present its Beautification Awards, in a ceremony held at 2 p.m. on September 11, at the Governor Warner Mansion in Farmington.

The awards honor homeowners who take pride in their homes through visually appealing landscaping. Members scour all six voting precincts at various times throughout the season. Houses are judged on curb appeal, color, creativity balance and maintenance. After that, the committee travels around the city as a group and gives a numerical grade to the selected houses.

“By giving the awards, the committee hopes to stimulate neighborhoods to improve their image,” chairperson Larry Kilner said in a press release. “We appreciate the effort that our winners have taken to make Farmington look its best, a city in which we can all take pride.”

The September 11 ceremony is free of charge and open to the public. The Mansion is located at 33805 Grand River. Refreshments will be served on the porch after the presentations.