Beauty Spot Award Nominees Sought

The Ocean City Beautification Committee is seeking nominations in eight categories in which someone can win a 2013 Beauty Spot Award, including residential, condominium, retail, hotel, motel, commercial, restaurant and Boardwalk. Only nominated properties will be judged.  Help is needed by the Beautification Committee in finding those special properties that are evidence of civic pride and community beauty.

A property can be nominated by anyone– the resident or owner of a residence or business, a relative, neighbor, friend, customer or just a passerby. Once all nominations are in, the Beautification Committee will travel around town to view all the nominated properties.

Judging is based on plants, flowers, trees, shrubbery, grasses, design, layout, etc. that complement the property. Even those properties with little or no ground in which to plant can imaginatively use containers, planters, window boxes, hanging baskets or something else to improve the “curb-side” appeal of their property. Also, those who make an effort to beautify unattractive areas such as dumpsters, electric boxes, etc., can be recognized. In the fall at a City Council meeting, the Mayor and City Council will present the winners with their awards.

To nominate a property, please call Donna Greenwood, chairperson, at 410-289-7060, mail nominations to OCBC, Department of Recreation and Parks, 200 – 125th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842 or email to ocbeautification@hotmail.com before the July 5, 2013 deadline. Please be sure to include the property owner’s name, correct street address and a contact phone number, as well as your name with a phone number so that the location and information can be verified.

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