The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom float in this year's Rodeo Parade.

The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom float in this year's Rodeo Parade.

Ashcroft CiB continues to work on Heritage Place Park

Ashcroft committee spiffing up the town before the national CiB judges arrive on July 16.

Memorial picnic tables and benches located in Heritage Place Park were the focus of Ashcroft’s Community in Bloom aid this year as many of the plaques had either gone missing or were damaged. New plaques have been made and are in the process of being installed by Village workers.

Three new storyboards have also been added this year. A new storyboard is now located at the site of the Japanese Garden and mural in Heritage Place Park while two storyboards were installed at the site of the historic firehall. Here, one storyboard tells the history of the Grad signs located on the hill at the end of the bridge, while the other storyboard relates interesting information on the ospreys who frequently fly and nest along the Thompson River.

Together with the murals and other historical items, Heritage Place Park is the location of numerous storyboards that provide small vignettes of our local history. The park is a lovely spot to take visitors for a stroll, a picnic or music around the gazebo.

Ashcroft is once again registered in the National Communities in Bloom competition. The judges will arrive in Ashcroft on July 14 and enjoy a well deserved rest before being introduced to local government officials and Community in Bloom members on July 15.

They will spend a full day judging on July 16 and will leave for their next judging assignment on July 17.

Our village is known for it’s tidy streets and yards so we are confident that both property owners and business owners will take a little extra time to spiff things up in readiness for judging day.

Thank you to all the business owners who are taking such good care of the flowers in the barrels as they add such a nice splash of color to our streets.

Andrea Walker