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Town beautification awards announced


The Farragut Decorating Committee presented annual Landscape Beautification Awards during the July 13 meeting of the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Linda Ford, committee chairman, told the FBMA and award winners the committee has been presenting these awards for the past 23 years. Judging criteria was based 30 percent on the functional and aesthetic aspects of the design, 30 percent on the selection of plant material, 30 percent on maintenance of the landscape, five percent on first impressions and five percent on last impressions.

Gables and Gates, Realtors was given the award for the best landscape in the commercial office building category.

“”I think it’s a great honor to have won this award,” said Jerry Whitehead, owner of Gables and Gates. “I think a lot of the credit should go to Michael Bates, the man who built this office and landscaped it. We get to enjoy it. We think that image is important and everyone should take the time to make their buildings look as good as it can.”

Linda Ivester, area supervisor with Kohl’s, agrees with that thought.

Kohl’s Center earned the award for the commercial retail building category.

“We appreciate the town giving us this award,” Ivester said. “All the landscaping is done through the landlord company, Weisco.”

Farragut Land Partners was given a special award for landscaping excellence for their maintenance of the common area along Parkside Drive.

“This really is an honor,” said Patrick Hamm, who oversees landscaping issues for Farragut Land Partners. “A good portion of this is due to people like Volunteer Lawn, who are out there maintaining things and handling any problems.”

St. John Neumann Catholic Church was awarded for the religious institution category. The Vista subdivision, developed by Myers Brothers Holdings, was given the beautification award for the residential entrance category.

 

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