NEW GLASGOW – As part of the Communities in Bloom program, the town of New Glasgow has selected the 2013 winners of its winter lights and most festive awards.
The awards are being officially presented in person to residents and business owners by the New Glasgow Communities in Bloom Chair Councillor Trudy Vince, past Chair Councillor Jack Lewis, New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan and CIB committee members.
These awards have been in place for the past several winters to acknowledge properties which are decorated in a festive manner and generating community spirit, pride of place, and in some cases, becoming destinations for other residents and visitors to enjoy during the Christmas and holiday season. Properties were judged on criteria such as curb appeal, creativity, uniqueness, ingenuity, work ethic, charm, destination appeal, heritage, and inspiring enjoyment for the community and visitors alike.
“We were pleased to recognize the efforts of citizens and businesses that take special pride in their properties during the Christmas and winter season and that are an inspiration to others. These recipients are representative of the overall great job that New Glasgow homeowners, community organizations and businesses do celebrating the holiday season and making our community festive and an example of community pride in action in winter. Community spirit in New Glasgow is evident during all seasons and is worthy of recognition and celebration,” MacMillan says.
The full list of awards is as follows:
Ward 1-Most Festive Award-Bea and Wayne Chisholm, Granville Street;
Ward 2 Most Festive Award-Paul and Donna MacIntyre, High Street;
Ward 3 Most Festive Award-Mary Beth and David MacNeil, Abercrombie Road;
Most Festival Small Business Award- White Lotus, Provost Street;
Most Festive Medium or Large Business Award- McKean’s Flowers, George Street;
Most Festive Community Award-Dr. Kathryn Finlayson and Mark Anderson, High Street;
Winter Lights Flourish Award-Kay Bowman, Washington Street;
Winter Lights Enchantment Award-Carmichael Stewart House Museum, Temperance Street (Department 56 Village Display);
Winter Lights Good Tidings Award- Fred and Patricia Haddad, Lovat Crescent;
Winter Lights Children's Wonderland Award -Charlie and Mary Joseph, Marsh Street;
Winter Lights Just Imagine Award- Lynn & Peter MacDonald, Maple Avenue;
Winter Lights Magic Touch Award- Denise and David Graham, Abercrombie Road;
Winter Lights Heritage Business Award-The Dock, George Street;
Winter Lights Heritage Residential Award-Ray and Dianne Wagg, Temperance Street.