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Two awarded April's Yard of the Month

May. 09, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- Spring is in full bloom, and so are the yards of Ironton.

Ironton in Bloom, Inc., has started its growing season awards by choosing two winners for the month of April. A total of nine yards were nominated as the Ironton in Bloom Yard of the Month, and the judging committee wasn't able to choose just one.

The first awards of the season go to Wanda Spears, 1101 Kemp St., and Karen Marshall of 1638 N. 2nd St.

Both winners are active senior citizens who enjoy doing a lot of the day-to-day maintenance work themselves, according to a news release from Ironton in Bloom. Spears said she both gardens and golfs to stay fit. Marshall said she looks forward to the time spent in her yard each day.

Neither of the winners is a native Irontonian, both having moved here when they were married. Claiming the town as their own after close to 60 years residence, both insist they wouldn't think of living anywhere else, according to the release.

To nominate a yard of the month or business of the month, email irontoninbloom@gmail.com, or mail to Ironton in Bloom, P.O. Box 4599, Ironton, OH, 45638.