British and Belgian judges evaluate Chatham-Kent July 25-28 and area volunteers are confident our communities will pull together to retain our top 5-Bloom status for the ninth straight year. By winning the Communities in Bloom national title in 2010, Chatham-Kent qualified to compete internationally this year.
Besides vibrant floral displays, the evaluation covers many diverse categories as well – tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, landscape and urban forestry.
A year-long collaborative effort, the Communities in Bloom committee ask that every citizen show support by picking up litter, pulling weeds and pampering your gardens.
The judges’ schedule is:
July 25 – Tour of Chatham;
July 26 – Chatham, Buxton, Merlin, Wheatley (a.m.);
Tilbury, Pain Court, Wallaceburg, Mitchell’s Bay (p.m.);
July 27 – Flight over area from C-K Municipal Airport, Erieau, Blenheim (a.m.);
Ridgetown, Thamesville, Bothwell, Dresden, Ridgetown (p.m.); and
July 28 – Leave Ridgetown for next judging commitment
For more information, visit CiB at www.chatham-kent.ca or call (519) 360-1998.