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18th Year BRAVO! Award Winners Announced

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Mountain National Bank was a BRAVO! award recipient.
Left: Charlene DeSha (Keep Blount Beautiful), Right: Mike Hearon (Mountain National Bank)

MARYVILLE -- Blount county businesses are looking good! The annual BRAVO! awards were presented to attractive businesses and organizations for efforts put forth to beautify their facilities with landscaping.

This is the 18th year the awards have been given by Keep Blount Beautiful and the Blount County Council of Garden Clubs. Attractive businesses reflect a positive image to Blount County citizens and visitors.

Landscape judging took place May 23 by a panel of Blount County Council of Garden Clubs judges: Lisa Phipps, Martha Frink, Judy Kopp, Pat Landry & Wilma Buczek. The judges have studied horticulture and landscape design.

Among the criteria for the awards were cleanliness, originality of landscaping, environmental impact and visual effect. The judge's grade on a numbers scale, when tallied the winners are revealed. The Keep Blount Beautiful board members judged the Building Reuse category.

The 2011 Landscaping winners are: Mountain National Bank, Acme Block & Brick, Foothills Land Conservancy, Out of Eden Garden Center and Bristol & Bragg Jewelers. Building Reuse Winner is National Fitness Center.

Look for their BRAVO! yard sign outside of their business until June 2012!

BRAVO! Award Recipients
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Terry Bragg, Bristol & Bragg Jewelers
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Nick Sheets, Acme Block & Brick
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Meredith Clebsch, The Foothills Land Conservancy
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Gary Bridenbaugh, Out of Eden Garden Center
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Rob Jones, National Fitness Center
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Tim Self, Keep Blount Beautiful outgoing board member and MC of the event

Published June 13, 2011

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