Lansing Beautification Award winners announced

Seventh annual Beautification Contest involves 64 nominees

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 21, 2018) – The August 21 Village Board meeting included a series of award presentations by Tavin Brooks, a member of Lansing’s Beautification Committee who chaired the Beautification Contest subcommittee.

Brooks described the contest as “intense” because of the large number of properties that were nominated—59 different residential properties and 5 business properties. Brooks and his fellow judges chose 5 residential winners and 3 business winners, along with honorable mentions in both categories.

Each residential winner received a $50 gift card from Ace Hardware, a certificate honoring the accomplishment, and a bright yard sign announcing their winning status.

Residential beautification

The five residential winners were not ranked First Place to Fifth Place; they all were simply designated “winners” and are listed in no particular order.

Lansing Beautification
Joyce and Brad Dykstra (18280 Roy Street) were residential winners in the 2018 Beautification Contest. (Photo provided)

Village Communications Director Ken Reynolds (red shirt) snaps a photo of the Dykstras as they receive their award. From left: Brad Dykstra, Susan Bovino (Beautification Committee), Joyce Dykstra, and Tavin Brooks (Beautification Contest chair). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Lansing Beautification
Patti and Jerome Heavens (1668 185th Street) were winners in the residential category of the Lansing Beautification contest. (Photo provided)

Lansing BeautificationYouth Center Director Jenna Comer Hill offered to take a photo with the Heavens’ camera. From left: Patti Heavens, Sue Bovino, Tavin Brooks, and Jerome Heavens gather around the “Winner” sign they will display in their yard. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Lansing Beautification
Marianne and Larry Lyzenga (3442 177th Street) were winners in the residential category of Lansing Beautification. (Photo provided)

Lansing BeautificationLarry and Marianne Lyzenga pose with their certificate and with Beautification Committee members Susan Bovino and Tavin Brooks, so Communications Director Ken Reynolds can get a photograph. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Lansing Beautification
Marion and James Quinn (18405 Locust) were winners in the residential category. (Photo provided)

Lansing BeautificationSue Bovino (far left) and Tavin Brooks (far right) award Marion and James Quinn a gift card, certificate, and yard sign for their participation in this year’s Lansing Beautification Contest. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

 

Lansing Beautification
Mary and Clint Yonkers (18094 Jason Lane) were winners in the residential category. (Photo provided)

Lansing BeautificationMary Yonkers (center) came up to receive the Lansing Beautification Award from Susan Bovino (left) and Tavin Brooks, members of the Lansing Beautification Committee. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

 
 
 

Lansing Beautification
Agatha Broza (18501 Ridgewood) won an honorable mention in the residential category. (Photo provided)

Lansing BeautificationAgatha Broza (left) received an Honorable Mention award from committee members Sue Bovina and Tavin Brooks. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
 

 

 

Business beautification

Lansing Beautification
Ridge Animal Clinic, on Ridge Road, was a winner in the business category. (Photo provided)

Dr. Kerri Katsalis of Ridge Animal Clinic holds the certificate her company won in the business category of the Lansing Beautification Contest. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

 

 

Lansing Beautification
The Lansing Currency Exchange, on Ridge Road, was a winner in the business category. (Photo provided)
Lansing Beautification
O’Reilly Auto Parts, on Ridge Road, was a winner in the business category. (Photo provided)
Lansing Beautification
In the business category, the American Legion won an honorable mention. (Photo provided)

Lansing BeautificationFred Schrum of American Legion Edward Schultz Chapter 697 and Lorraine Przybyl of the American Legion Auxiliary were present to accept the Honorable Mention award in the business category of this year’s Lansing Beautification Contest. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share the news:
Facebook0
Facebook
Instagram

1 thought on “Lansing Beautification Award winners announced”

  1. My son, he has the strength to face challenges with confidence along with the wisdom to choose he adventure on your journey and always stop to help someone along the way, listen to your heart and take risks carefully. I am so proud of you❤️

Comments are closed.