Honouring residents for ‘green thumb’
Carbonear awards five aesthetically pleasing gardens in contest
Beautiful green lawns, arbors and benches were some of the highlights of Carbonear’s second annual Best Carbonear Garden Contest.
Between June and August gardens and lawns were nominated and judged on their aesthetic appeal.
In a surprising conclusion, two of the top honours were awarded as a tie.
First place went to Agnes and Kevin Forward of Long’s Hill and Baden and Genevieve Hiscock of Forward’s Lane.
Graham and Angie Pike of Bunker Hill took home the second place award.
There was also a tie for third. Shirley Shea of Drake’s Hill and Corinne Wright of Winter Place shared that honour.
“All of the gardens were beautiful and reflected the dedication and green thumbs of owners,” wrote special events committee member Judy Cameron. “Judges had great difficult difficulty selecting the winners.”
The awards were presented at the Sept. 9 council meeting.
Agnes and Kevin Forward of Long’s Hill and Baden and Genevieve Hiscock of Forward’s Lane in Carbonear tied for first place in the town’s second annual best garden contest.
Carbonear hosted its second annual best garden contest this summer. Award winners received their certificates Sept 9 at the regular council meeting. Those being honoured are, from left, Angie and Graham Pike, Shirley Shea, Agnes and Kevin Forward, Genevieve and Baden Hiscock, Rick Slade, Mayor Sam Slade, Dianne Butt (special events committee) and Corinne Wright.