BY MARY KAY SWEIKAR
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
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
City of Danville Blue Star and Liberty Memorial triangles
Danville Gardens, 1307 Cleary
Sunset Cemetery, 3940 N. Vermilion St.
Enhancement to the community:
Lincoln Park entrances
City of Danville, East English and Park Avenue
First Savings Bank, 6 W. Williams St.
CRIS, 309 Franklin;
610 Tap, 610 N. Vermilion St.
Sign Posts Forest, Vermilion and Harrison streets
I Did It My Way:
Grand prize winner: Sandra Hess, 2402 N. Vermilion St.
-- Region 1
First place: 102 Thornhill
Second place: 3635 Bayview
Third place: 1518 Franklin
Honorable mention: 3623 Tuttle
-- Region 2
First place: 400 Dawn
Second place: 404 Dawn
Third place: 1108 Holiday Drive
Honorable mention: 2315 N. Vermilion St.
-- Region 3
First place: 814 Walnut and South Lot
Second place: 602 Warrington
Third place: 1221 North Gilbert
Honorable mention: 41 Maywood
-- Region 4
First place: 16 Crawford
Second place: 3208 Hilltop
Third place: 1001 James Place
Honorable mention: 202 S. Virginia
Blocks of Blooms
-- Region 1
3200, 3202, 3207 and 3208 Sheral Court. Also, 1310, 1311, 1313 and 1314 Fairway Dr.
-- Region 2
502, 504, 506, 508 and 510 E. Winter Ave. Also, 201, 202 and 203 Cedar Ave.
-- Region 4
912, 1001, and 1002 Summit. Also, 1001, 1003, 1006, 1007 and 1010 James Place.
Danville Garden Club
Grand prize: Nancy Urban, 22 Dixie Acres Rd.
First prize: Jeanne Burke, 3100 Golf Circle.
Second prize: Marilyn Myers, 3305 Park Haven Blvd.
Third prize: Christy Hillery, 214 Oak Hill Dr.
Honorable mention: Charlotte Luebbers, 300 Fletcher Hills
Sharon Glossinger, 2567 Rue Bienville
Ellen Walker, 42 Thornhill
Rosemary Stitt, 4016 Bristol Dr.
Notable late entry: Marge Prideaux, 31 Lake Shore Drive
Nancy Purviane, 206 E. Conron Ave.
Cathy Bott, 20 Maywood
Norma Gross, 322 Newell Ave.
Joyce Melton, 1103 Sherman
Fontella Krout, 24 Vance Lane
Lisa Campbell, 1307 Cleary.
418 Bayside Dr.
25 Sheral Dr.
2404 N. Jackson
504 E. Winter
506 E. Winter
209 E. Raymond
614 N. Beard
701 N. Griffin
423 E. South St.
425 E. South St.
213 E. 11th St.