Keep Blount Beautiful accepting nominations for BRAVO! Award and Building Re-Use

Keep Blount Beautiful and the Blount County Council of Garden Clubs are proud to announce the 18th year of BRAVO! Awards, which praise local businesses for their landscaping and beautification efforts. Attractive businesses reflect a positive image to Blount County citizens and visitors. This year Keep Blount Beautiful will recognize local businesses that have creatively re-used an existing building in Blount County.

Nominations can be submitted online at Keep Blount Beautiful’s website, www.keepblountbeautiful.org as well as by phoning the office, 681-4809. Photographs of last years winners may also be viewed on the website. The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 p.m. Friday, May 6. Please be prepared to give the name and address of the business.

Judging for the awards will be May 23 thru May 27. An anonymous panel of judges representing Blount County Council of Garden Clubs within the county will visit each nominated business. The judges have studied horticulture and landscape design. Among the criteria for the awards will be cleanliness, originality of landscaping, environmental impact and visual effect.

Winners will be announced at a luncheon located at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., tickets are available for $20 per person. Each nominee will receive a free ticket to attend the luncheon. Award recipients will receive a plaque for permanent display inside their office/organization and an outdoor sign will designate the prize-winning properties for one year.

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