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Celebration Marks Beautification Project at Free BBQ
Provost Judged by Communities in Bloom National Body
This is one of my proudest years as mayor said Ken Knox at a community-wide free barbecue that drew 475 people to the Provost Recreation and Culture Centre Tuesday night, July 27.
The event was held to announce local winners in the Communities in Bloom and celebrate the recent beautification project that has made the community more pleasant to live in.
Mayor Knox, who has been mayor for the last 17 years welcomed the crowd and two volunteer guest judges for the national Communities in Bloom organization, Kathryn Carnegie of Ontario and Luc Dethier of Quebec adding that Ive never seen it (the town) look better.
The event was moved indoors because of drizzle but free wagon rides did take place with five rigs and horses moving passengers around town.
Knox said that the community still has the rest of the summer and more years for Provost to shine.
Local winners who were judged by two area residents were announced and they were:
Best Back Alley
Dirk and Stacy Brouwer, 5529-41 St.; Joe and Hilda Rottmar - 5239-52 St. (tie).
Best Vegetable Garden
F. Buckley and Teresa Gregory, 5328-49 St.
Runners up: Alex and Barbara Bosch, 5324-43 St. and Dennis and Louise Schug, 4311-51 Ave.
Best Back Yard
Tim and Mavis Hagen, 6 Park Place; Dwayne and Cindy Ross, 4111-55 Ave. (tie).
Runners up: Willie and Roseann Buck, 4333-55 Ave. and Francis Maull 5326-51 St.
Best Front Yard
Doug and Theresa Page, 5135-48 St. and Betty Varty, 4020-53 Ave. (tie).
Runners up: Harvey Fischer, 5507-41A St.; Brian and Elaine Kemp, 3931 - 51 Ave.; and Ron and Lori Scheck 4222-54 Ave.
Most Colourful Display
Brian and Gail Specht 4436-56 Ave.
Runner up: Stephan and Wilma Malan, 5508-42 St.
Best Overall Display
Stephan and Wilma Malan. Wilma Malan said when accepting the award with her husband that she gardens because she loves it.
Runners up: Tim and Mavis Hagen and Doug and Theresa Page.
M.C. for the supper event was Jerry Hewson. A variety of prizes were given out during the evening that featured hamburger flipping by M.D. and Town councillors. The Provost and District Chamber of Commerce and others also co-operated in the evening.
The national judges studied the town overall, as opposed to private yards (see other column in this weeks paper for details). National winners are to be announced in September and it is anticipated that next year Provost will compete in the provincial level with communities more in step with the climate and conditions here.
Rest of the story and photos in August 4 edition of The Provost News.
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