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July 28, 2013

Beauty takes root

Businesses, homes brighten city with flowers

DANVILLE — Shane and Patti Myers were delighted to receive the top Make It Bloom award in the Business is Blooming category this year.

They are owners of Myers Flooring Center at 802 N. Vermilion St., which opened in November 2011. The business took off right away and hasn’t slowed down since, Shane said.

The couple believes it’s important to make their storefront attractive for passers-by on Vermilion Street, and for the past three years Shane’s mother, Diana Myers, has taken on the landscaping project. In fact, she already had the store front flower garden planned out back in the wintertime.

Mounds of pink petunias and plate-size yellow hibiscus make this business front a real showplace. The petunias carry through to the window boxes on the store front, and there are even more petunias planted under the large Myers Flooring billboard.

Diana comes by the store to water her flowers every day when it doesn’t rain. “People are always stopping by and commenting on how nice the flowers look,” she said. “I’m happy to see that so many Danville businesses have really gone all out this year with their plantings.”

Last year, Diana’s colorful display of blooming flowers at Myers Flooring won second place in the Make It Bloom Business is Blooming category. In past years, Diana also received various Make It Bloom awards for her own home garden on Dawn Street.

Here is a list of winners:

Business is Blooming

Grand Prize: Myers Flooring Center, 802 N. Vermilion St.

First prize: Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, 812 N. Logan Ave.

Second prize: Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

Third prize: Colonial Manor, 620 Warrington Ave.

Honorable mention: Temple Plaza, City of Danville

Continuing Excellence:

Vermilion County Title, 122 N. Vermilion St.

First Baptist Church, 1200 N. Vermilion

City of Danville floral pots, 100 and 200 blocks of Hazel and Vermilion streets

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