Com­mit­tee hosts se­ries of an­nual civic events

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Se­cond place went to David and Gerri Howse of 126 Val­ley Road. And a prop­erty at 29 Burnt Head Road in the east end of town, owned by Char­lie and Daphne Piercey, fin­ished in third spot.

A cash prize of $100 went to the first place win­ner, while $ 75 and $ 50 awards went to the sec­ond and third place win­ners, re­spec­tively. Mayor Sam Slade also pre­sented all three win­ners with cer­tifi­cates on Aug. 29.

Honor­able men­tions went to Craig Oates and Bruce Brook­ings of 170 Water Street; Linda Mutrey, 19 Fraize Av­enue and June McKay, 74 Burnt Head Road.

Each year names of the win­ners will be added to a plaque at the com­mu­nity cen­tre, Cameron noted.

While they were pleased with the in­au­gu­ral event, Cameron said the com­mit­tee is al­ready look­ing at mak­ing some changes to next year’s se­lec­tion process.

The com­mit­tee will still choose three top win­ners and hon­ourable men­tions, but, she said, “next sum­mer res­i­dents will also be in­vited to en­ter or nom­i­nate their own prop­er­ties for judg­ing in this con­test.”

There is no short­age of at­trac­tive prop­erty frontages around Car­bon­ear, Cameron pointed out, adding, there are also a lot of well-man­i­cured rear yards, which should not be over­looked.

While the first best gar­den con­test was held in con­junc­tion with the an­nual Car­bon­ear Days in Au­gust, the com­mit­tee spokes­woman said, be­cause peo­ple have plants and flow­ers bloom­ing at var­i­ous times through­out the sum­mer, next year’s con­test will con­tinue all sum­mer and be judged at the end of that sea­son.

Dianne Butt, Rick Slade and Steve Shep­pard share the du­ties of chair­ing the town’s 18-mem­ber spe­cial events com­mit­tee.

Sup­ported by the town coun­cil, the com­mit­tee or­ga­nizes and hosts a se­ries of an­nual civic events and at­tac­tions in­clud­ing: the win­ter car­ni­val, a week long event; Canada Day cel­e­bra­tions on July 1; Car­bon­ear Days cel­e­bra­tions in early Au­gust; com­mu­nity bon­fire on Guy Fawkes Night in Novem­ber and Christ­mas tree light­ing at the Con­cep­tion Bay Re­gional Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in De­cem­ber.

bbow­man@cb­n­com­pass.ca

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