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2019 Home Garden Contest Recognizes Excellence

Dozens of gardeners from the Boyertown and Pottstown communities gathered for the annual Home Garden Contest awards luncheon August 25, and many of them won cash prizes of up to $150 in recognition of their excellence in the categories of general gardens, vegetables, flowers, butterfly gardens, small spaces, and young gardener. In addition to the cash prizes, first place winners received painted flagstones as part of their awards.

The annual competition encourages community members to take part in a healthy activity that helps to beautify the two boroughs. It’s a collaborative effort among Mosaic Community Land Trust, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, and Building a Better Boyertown.

The contest committee, made up of representatives from each of those three organizations, invites members of the community to register their gardens in the contest in June, visits each of the gardens over the summer, and makes a final decision on winners by August.

A total of 11 entries were received from Boyertown. In the General Garden category, Karrie Miller won first place, Mary Kae Coy second, and Adriene Billet third, and Nadine Hoffman honorable mention. Pat Keeler won first place in the A Lot with a Little category.

In the Boyertown Bees & Butterflies category, Angela Motter won first, Heidi Bauer second, and Angie Brudke third. Denise Trout won first in the Flower Garden category and Kim Dougherty won first in the Vegetable Garden category.

Among the 41 Pottstown entries, 23 received awards. In the General Garden category, Nicole Leone won first, Susan Klinedeist second, Frank and Tammy Raus third, and Bonnie Heath and Jean Palmer honorable mention. In A Lot with A Little, Joseph Wenzel won first, Rosemary Keane second, Emilyann Zona third, and Shona Williams honorable mention.

In the Pottstown Young Gardener category, Lily Anne Wright won first, Kirstyn and Abbye McCalicher second, Callie Gardner third, and Madeline Heidel honorable mention. In the Flower Garden category, Richard Cressman won first, Jody Wenzel second, Rose West third, and Betsy Sovia honorable mention. In the Vegetable Garden category, Michael Dagostina won first, Becky Gardner second, Barbara Rapchinski third, and Megan McConnell honorable mention. In the Bees and Butterflies category, Ron Richael won first and Geri Kelly second.

The contest committee has already begun planning for next year and is looking for ways to expand registration in both communities.

To view pictures of all 2019 garden entries, visit HomeGardenContest.com.

 

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