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May 4, 2010

Entries sought for ‘Make It Bloom’ contest

DANVILLE — It’s time to take a drive around town and choose your favorite blooming flower garden in Danville — even if it’s your own — and submit one or more nominations for the 14th annual Make It Bloom contest.

The Danville Garden Club sponsors and organizes this event.

A nomination form for the contest is printed in today’s newspaper. Additional forms can be picked up at local greenhouses and most local florists, at the Vermilion County Museum, Custard Cup, Charlotte’s, Dairy Queen at 1205 E. Main St., Schroeder’s Drive In, Big R of Danville, First Savings Bank of Danville and Iroquois Federal Savings and Loan.

Completed forms should be mailed to: Make It Bloom, P. O. Box 2405, Danville, IL 61834-2405, or delivered to the Vermilion County Museum, 116 N. Gilbert St. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. June 20.

The categories for nominations include:

-- Blocks of Blooms — for the most beautiful neighborhood, including three or more yards in a single block, on either side of the street, with not more than one participating house in-between. Flower gardens must be visible from the street. Winners are recognized at a special dinner program at the Harrison Park Clubhouse, courtesy of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Cremation Center.

-- I Did It My Way — Winners will be selected from each of four regions in Danville. The colorful plantings must be visible from the street, and the yard must belong to a homeowner or renter. One grand prize, as well as first- through third-place prizes, honorable mention, and continuing excellence awards will be given.

-- Business is Blooming — The floral plantings must be visible from the street and created by a business or organization. Each business winner will receive a special certificate of recognition.

-- Grand Prize — The best overall individual garden from all regions will receive a grand prize of $200. Grand-prize winners are ineligible for the grand prize for five years after winning, but they are eligible for other prizes.

Contest boundaries are:

-- Danville city limits: North, Newell Road; east, Bowman Avenue; south, Interstate 74; west, Vance Lane.

-- Region 1: West of Vermilion Street and north of Voorhees Street

-- Region 2: East of Vermilion Street and north of Voorhees Street

-- Region 3: West of Vermilion Street and south of Voorhees Street

-- Region 4: East of Vermilion Street and south of Voorhees Street

Preliminary judging will be June 23 through July 5, and final judging will take place from July 8 through 16. Winners in all categories will be announced on July 24 at a ceremony held at CrossRoads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St.

“When nominating a garden, emphasis should be placed on the overall effort that was put into each garden and the impact that garden has on the beautification of Danville,” said Jacque Eicher, general chairman, in a press release. “Contestants need to remember that all judging will be completed from the street.”

“The Garden Club is so pleased to sponsor Make It Bloom once again,” Lori Smith, president of the Garden Club, said in the release.

“It’s something that people look forward to every year, and the Blocks of Blooms promotes neighbors working together to beautify their block. Even if you don’t nominate somebody it’s fun to drive around and see the variety of beautiful flowers.”

Co-sponsors are the Danville Commercial-News and Neuhoff Broadcasting, WDAN/1490 AM radio.

“We want to thank our many sponsors for the wonderful support and loyalty they’ve given this contest through the years,” said Fontella Krout, sponsorship chairman, in the release. “Make It Bloom could not take place if it were not for all of your generous donations.”

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