‘Perrysburg in Bloom’ – Winners of annual contest announced

The Perrysburg Garden Club hosted the sixth annual Perrysburg in Bloom awards ceremony at the Perrysburg
Municipal Building on Sunday.
Winners and honorable mentions were recognized for their efforts to beautify the city of Perrysburg.
The three division winners were Priscilla and Fred Schwier for best front yard; Peggy and Gregory Harmon
for best accent planting; and Lily’s at Levis Commons for best commercial or retail site.
Three special recognition awards were presented to Levis Commons, 577 Foundation and Woodland Park.
According to a release from Perrysburg in Bloom, "These areas are too large to meet the criteria,
however, they are beautifully presented and cared for."
Front yard
First, Schwiers, 345 E. Front St.; Second, Nancy and Thomas Alfieri, 1673 Watermill; Third, Jamie and
Jamie Weidner, 26227 Seminary Road.
Honorable Mention honors were awarded to: Linda and Dean Combs, Nanette and Robert Contat, Suzanne and
Stephen Gagle, Rhonda Gibbons, Emily and Randolph Felhaber, Janice and Donald Kulczak, Cynthia and Bob
Miller, Diane Miller, Lynn and Dan Momberg, Julie and Kirk Werkman.
Accent planting
First, Harmons, 1023 Locust Street; Second, Linda and Jonas Westrin, 333 Twinbrook; Third, Lori and Jeff
Huskisson, 26180 Hull Prairie Road. Honorable Mention: Susan and Charles Nagy, Brenda and Thomas Solon,
Kristin Schmidt, Adrea and John Weisenberger.
First, Lily’s; Second, First Federal, Louisiana Avenue; Third, Pet Spa, 113 Louisiana Ave. Honorable
Mention: Fiddle Stix Boutique and Gallery, Ken’s Flower Shop, Mills Hardware and Stella’s Restaurant.

To select the winners Perrysburg Garden Club and All Thumbs Garden Club members conducted the first round
of judging, driving through all residential and businesses areas looking for the best front yard, accent
planting and commercial/retail business that meet the criteria’s of first impression, curb appeal,
overall maintenance, use of color, design and use of space.
Master Gardeners Helen Haas, Jan Martell, Lisa Cook and Lee Richter then judged homes and businesses in
the final round. Points were tallied and winners chosen.
Perrysburg in Bloom purpose is to raise funds for beautification projects for Perrysburg.
In 2005 the Municipal Building was landscaped; in 2006 the Streetscape project in downtown Perrysburg;
with Schaller Memorial landscaped in 2007; and last year the city fire station and the traffic triangle
at Sandusky and Indiana Avenue were updated.
The two projects for this year are the municipal pool building that will be landscaped and shade trees
added, and additional flower beds are being added behind the benches at Riverside Park.