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Best Bloomin' Yard photo contest winner announced

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 11:35 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Nicholas Goff is the winner of the Huntington in Bloom's Best Bloomin' Yard photo contest.

Goff, one of the 30 people who entered the contest, will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Red Caboose at Heritage Station.

"Selecting a winner this week was not easy," Thomas McChesney, one of the contest judges, said in a release. "In the end, we were all taken back by the care and attention to detail the homeowner takes with their yard and by the deep, rich colors of Mr. Goff's photos."

The next contest sponsored by Huntington in Bloom is the Best Bloomin' Business, which runs through July 5. Contestants are encouraged to submit photos of flower plantings, landscaping, signage, and trees. To be eligible, all photos must be submitted to the Huntington in Bloom Facebook page, www.facebook.com/huntingtoninbloom. Photos will be judged based on how well they illustrate the goals of Huntington in Bloom. Photos must be taken in Huntington.

Several local businesses have donated prizes for photo contest winners, including: 21 at the Frederick, Bottle and Wedge, Common Ground, Savannah's Restaurant, and The Red Caboose.

The contest wraps up with the Best Bloomin' Public Space category, which showcases plantings, landscaping, and cleanup efforts of public parking lots and other public spaces, between July 5 and 12.

Huntington in Bloom is a local effort to spruce up Huntington for judging in the national America in Bloom competition. Huntington in Bloom aims to improve the quality of life in Huntington; promote community involvement and unity; identify opportunities for improvement; and preserve Huntington's heritage by embracing its culture.

For information about Huntington in Bloom, visit the organization's website at www.huntingtoninbloom.com or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/huntingtoninbloom. To volunteer on any Huntington in Bloom project, go to www.unitedwevolunteer.org or www.huntingtoninbloom.com/get-involved.

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