CiB polishes up Ashcroft for judging

CiB judges are coming to Ashcroft July 22.

The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom committee is finalizing the details for the upcoming judges visit on July 22.

Judges are toured through the entire Village and judge both residential and business properties as well as Municipal buildings and areas.

They judge on eight criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Awareness, Community Involvement, Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation, Tree/Urban Forest Management, Floral Displays, Turf and Groundcovers and Landscaped Areas. As you can see, it is not all about flowers as the name may imply.

Communities in Bloom is really an all encompassing  reflection on how a community grows and flourishes – in other words how it blooms. You can help do your part to make our community a winner by ensuring your yard and boulevard are tidy and weed free.

The Communities in Bloom members will be doing a final Clean Sweep of the downtown area on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30. Anyone wishing to help would be very welcome. Please bring a pair of gloves and meet at the Bakery.

The small but active Communities in Bloom committee has worked very hard this year on a number of projects together with continuing with ongoing projects from past years. We are hopeful that our efforts will be favorable for the judges.

Each year, the CIB committee produces a Community Profile booklet. Aptly named, the book is a thorough representation of our Village and encompasses all judging areas. Full of color photos and write ups for all areas of Ashcroft, the booklet is also a wonderful reference and a great source of information. The CIB committee has printed extra copies which will be available at the Ashcroft Bakery for a small fee.

Andrea Walker