Garden Club presents Civic Beautification Awards

Thirteen members of the Newark Garden Club recently assembled in Central Park to present the annual Civic Beautification Awards. 

The club encourages civic pride in the village community, and annually recognizes a local business or organization that does an outstanding horticultural display, making Newark a visually pleasant place for everyone to enjoy. 

President Shirley Stowell first recognized the village of Newark for the work and time involved to beautify the downtown area. The village planted trees and flowers and installed sidewalks and curbs over the past two years. Bob Hutteman, superintendent of public works, was on-hand to accept the award.

Shirley Stowell, president of the Newark Garden Club, and Christina Champion, left, beautification chair, present a Civic Beautification Award to Bob Hutteman, superintendent of public works.

The club also presented an award to Operations Center Supervisor Doug Townsend for his years of work on projects that enhanced the beauty of the village, selecting and arranging flowers, plants and trees in the parks and along the streets. Townsend also provides his expertise to club members in their own beautification endeavors.

The Newark Garden Club gives special recognition to Doug Townsend, supervisor of the Newark Village Operations Center. Pictured, from left, are Christine Brightman, Joan Crider, Carole Nary, Chris Hasseler, Eileen Godfrey, Shirley Stowell, Marion Jobin, Townsend, Barbara Wells, Christina Champion. Ginny Bodine, Sue Avedisian, Anne Mills and Lorraine Healy.

Newark Garden Club is looking for new members who enjoy gardening with like-minded people. Call 315-331-8535 for information.