Six Farmington homeowners and one local business accepted awards September 11 for the efforts they’ve put into their properties.
The City of Farmington Beautification Committee’s annual awards, in their 68th year, honor residents who beautify the city through excellence in landscaping and front yard design. The committee scours the city during the year to find yards that best exemplify the standards of good landscape design, committee chair Larry Kilner said. Mayor Bill Galvin, City Manager David Murphy and former mayor and city council member JoAnne Mc Shane attended the ceremony, which was held at the Governor Warner Mansion on Grand River.
Kilner said recipients were “surprised and grateful” to receive their awards. He said it took him 10 years to earn his own plaque; another honoree had been working 25 years toward his.
“Another winner said that he received all the sick shrubs from a family owned landscape company, and he nursed them back to health,” Kilner said. “Either way, the houses this year exemplified what makes Farmington an ideal community.”
First place award winners are:
Honorable mention awards went to:
- Mr. and Mrs Bill Breeze
- Mr. and Mrs. James Hicks
- Mr. and Mrs. Travis Hammon
- Mr. and Mrs. James Maddox
- Mrs. Shirley Brown
- Mr. & Mrs. James Dehaan
The Committee’s Business Award went to E & D Machine, 32777 Chesley Drive.
Correction: City Manager David Murphy’s first name was incorrectly reported in the original version of this post.