America in Bloom co-chair Sally Bocklage hugged Dave Wehmeyer, co-chair, after telling the Washington in Bloom Committee how the city fared in the national competition. The national symposium, where results were revealed, was held Sept. 19-21 in Orlando, Fla. Washington was designated a five-bloom community, the highest honor, and received a criteria award for urban forestry. Washington was the only community in the nation to receive the urban forestry award. Also shown are Sylvia Czeschin, right, and Carolyn Gildehaus, WIB volunteers. Missourian Photo.
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:00 am
For the city of Washington, the third time proved to be a charm with the national America in Bloom (AIB) contest.
Sally Bocklage, Washington in Bloom co-chair, announced Monday that the city earned a five-bloom rating — the highest rating possible.
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