Letter: Bluffton a great host to America in Bloom

Our thanks and appreciation goes to Bluffton for its participation in the America in Bloom awards program. Special thanks go to Becky Ramey, Susie Stratton and all of the Bluffton in Bloom members, staff, participants, sponsors and volunteers for organizing a remarkable tour and meetings on July 19-20. We have enjoyed meeting and spending time with all of you as you showcased all of the reasons Bluffton has to be proud.

America in Bloom envisions communities 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.

America in Bloom is more than flowers. Your judges will evaluate your efforts in the six pillars that make communities great – floral display, landscaping, urban forestry, heritage preservation, environmental initiatives, community vitality and overall impression with community involvement in the residential, commercial, and municipal sectors.

We will provide a written evaluation immediately following our symposium. We welcome everyone to attend our symposium, held in Lexington, Ky., on Sept. 27-29, where we will announce this year’s award winners.

Sue Amatangelo

Aiken, S.C.

Laurie Waller

Arroyo Grande, Calif.


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