Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Northville names annual beautification award winners

Members of the Northville Rotary Club hosted the 30th Annual Beautification Awards luncheon recently and nearly 100 guests attended the event.
City of Northville Beautification Commission Chairperson Diane Pittaway presented awards to 27  businesses and organizations while  Northville Township Beautification Co-Chair Lynne Mosteller bestowed awards on 21 businesses in the township.
The two top city awards were presented to Northville Garden Club Park for “The Best in Town” and First United Methodist Church for “The Pride of Northville.” Twenty-four city awardees received a Certificate of Recognition “for their outstanding efforts to beautify the building and grounds in the City of Northville.”

The Best in Township award went to Deadwood Bar & Grill; the Corporate Pride Award went to Aisin World Corp. and Lifetime Award went to Meadowbrook Country Club. Eighteen other businesses in the township received awards for their beautification efforts.
Typically, the beautification commission doesn't present awards to residential areas but was told by several people about the beautifully landscaped, flowering entrance at St. Lawrence Estates at Seven Mile and Sheldon roads. Commission members agreed, Pittaway said, and a special recognition award was presented to the condominium association.
Beautification Commission members also thanked members and friends who planted flowers around the city and maintained the flower beds during the season, as well as those in the city and community who helped make the planting and maintenance a success.
Mosteller praised those involved in the early spring clean-up of Bennett Arboretum along the Living Wall pathway (at Sheldon between Six and Seven mile roads. There were many volunteers, corporations and retailers who donated their time and supplies to restore the luster to the trail, she said. She also thanked her co-chair Jim Morche.
“People notice when you work to beautify an area of the community. You are making a difference,” Pittaway said.”