Less than a Week Left to Buy Your Winning Dreamscape Raffle Ticket!

By: Alexandra Clarke, Walsh Jesuit High School Senior Experience Student

Keep Akron Beautiful is counting down the days to draw the winning raffle tickets on June 5, 2014 and we want to see your name on the winning ticket! This means you have six days left to buy your 2014 ticket!

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Need a reminder of what’s at stake? A complete landscape transformation that will take place the week of August 4-8. The winner will have until the end of June to meet with this year’s landscape designer and project managers, Craig Graf and Lisa Graf, of Graf Growers Garden Center & Landscape Design, to create their plan! Three other lucky entrants could win prizes like 4 yards of mulch or compost blown into landscaped beds by TerraScape, LTD, a birdbath donated by Suncrest Gardens and a basket of gardening supplies, courtesy of Graf Growers.The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Alexander Park on West Market Street.

By participating in the Dreamscape Raffle, you’re not only giving your backyard a chance for beautification, you’re giving all of Akron a beautification opportunity too! The Dreamscape Raffle funds Keep Akron Beautiful’s Flowerscapes on 34 public sites citywide!

Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Tickets can be purchased online or via a mail-in order form downloaded from www.keepakronbeautiful.org, at the agency office located at 850 East Market Street, Akron, or the following locations: Dayton Nurseries, Inc., Donzells Flower & Garden Center, Inc. Graf Growers Garden Center, Paul’s Greenhouse, and Suncrest Gardens.

Along with the vendors listed above, the 2014 Dreamscape Raffle  also has the following Vendor Partners offering goods and services for the landscape makeover: Advanced Arboriculture, Belgard® Sales, Cascade Lighting, Circle K, Earth Fare Fairlawn, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Main Street Gourmet, Naragon Irrigation, Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC, Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Paul’s Greenhouse, R.B. Stout, Inc., R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc., Gates Landscaping Co., KB BioEnergy, Inc., Star Printing Co. Inc., Tim’s Custom Electric, Tucker Supply, Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and YES Press Printing Co.

Make sure you buy your ticket today so your name can be on the winning ticket!

 

Get Your Dreamscape Tickets Today!

By: Alexandra Clarke, Walsh Jesuit Senior Experience Student

Keep Akron Beautiful is ready to draw some winning raffle tickets on June 5, and we want to see your name on the winning ticket!

The season of selling is coming to a close, but you still have time to purchase your tickets. Need a reminder of what’s at stake? The 11th annual Dreamscape Raffle sponsored by SummaCare kicked off on March 3. Summit County residents can purchase a raffle ticket until the first week of June, meaning you have 16 days left to get a ticket! The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, June 5  at 10:30 a.m. at Alexander Park on West Market Street.

The winner will have until the end of June to meet with this year’s landscape designer and project managers, Craig Graf and Lisa Graf, of Graf Growers Garden Center & Landscape Design, to create their plan for the landscape transformation that will take place the week of August 4-8. Even if you don’t win the grand prize, there are three other chances to win prizes like 4 yards of mulch or compost blown into landscaped beds by TerraScape, LTD, a birdbath donated by Suncrest Gardens or a basket of gardening supplies, courtesy of Graf Growers.

By participating in the Dreamscape Raffle, you’re not only helping your back yard to get a new look and stay beautiful, you’re giving all of Akron a beautification opportunity too because the Dreamscape Raffle funds Keep Akron Beautiful’s Flowerscapes on 34 public sites citywide!

Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Tickets can be purchased online on the website or via a mail-in order form downloaded from www.keepakronbeautiful.org, at the agency office located at 850 East Market Street, Akron, or the following locations: Dayton Nurseries, Inc., Donzells Flower & Garden Center, Inc. Graf Growers Garden Center, Paul’s Greenhouse, and Suncrest Gardens.

Along with the vendors listed above, the 2014 Dreamscape Raffle  also has the following Vendor Partners offering goods and services for the landscape makeover: Advanced Arboriculture, Belgard® Sales, Cascade Lighting, Circle K, Earth Fare Fairlawn, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Main Street Gourmet, Naragon Irrigation, Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC, Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Paul’s Greenhouse, R.B. Stout, Inc., R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc., Gates Landscaping Co., KB BioEnergy, Inc., Star Printing Co. Inc., Tim’s Custom Electric, Tucker Supply, Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and YES Press Printing Co.KAB Dreamscape 2014 Front

Dreamscape Lead Landscape Designers Announced

By Jacqui Flaherty

Keep Akron Beautiful’s 11th annual Dreamscape Raffle, sponsored by SummaCare, has officially begun and now is the time to buy tickets! Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Tickets can be purchased online from www.keepakronbeautiful.org, at the agency office located at 850 East Market Street, Akron, or the following locations: Dayton Nurseries, Inc., Donzells Flower & Garden Center, Inc., Graf Growers Garden Center, Paul’s Greenhouse, and Suncrest Gardens.

By participating in the Dreamscape Raffle, you’re not only giving your backyard a chance for beautification, you’re giving all of Akron a beautification opportunity too! The Dreamscape Raffle funds Keep Akron Beautiful’s Flowerscape Program.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Alexander Park on West Market Street. The winner will have until the end of June to meet with this year’s landscape designers and project managers, Lisa Graf and Craig Graf of Graf Growers Garden Center & Landscape Design, to create their plan for the landscape transformation the week of August 4-8, 2014. The grand prize winner may choose to make over the front or back yard of their property. In addition to the grand prize ticket, there are three runner-up prizes which include 4 yards of mulch or compost blown into landscaped beds by TerraScape, LTD, a birdbath donated by Suncrest Gardens and a basket of gardening supplies, courtesy of Graf Growers Garden Center.

Along with the vendors listed above, the 2014 Dreamscape Raffle  also has the following Vendor Partners offering goods and services for the landscape makeover: Advanced Arboriculture, Belgard® Sales, Cascade Lighting, Circle K, Graf’s Landscape & Design, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Main Street Gourmet, Naragon Irrigation, Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC, Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Paul’s Greenhouse, R.B. Stout, Inc., R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc., Gates Landscaping Co., KB Compost Services, Inc., Star Printing Co. Inc., Tim’s Custom Electric, Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. , W.L. Tucker Supply, and YES Press Printing Co.

The Dreamscape Raffle was developed by Keep Akron Beautiful as a fundraiser 11 years ago to support its public land beautification program, Flowerscape. All sales of the 1,500 tickets will be used to fund the Keep Akron Beautiful Flowerscape program which plants and maintains 34 Flowerscape sites annually.  For additional information on the Dreamscape Raffle 2014 and a copy of the complete raffle Rules and Regulations, please visit www.keepakronbeautiful.org, or contact Keep Akron Beautiful at 330-375-2116.

 

Dreamscape Makeover at Akron Rotary Camp is COMPLETE!

By: Ashley Foutty, Keep Akron Beautiful Intern

This year, the Dreamscape Makeover process went a little different than usual. Ivette Immormino was chosen as the grand prize winner of the 2013 Dreamscape raffle when her ticket, which she purchased from board member, Eric Jones was drawn on June 6. Due to Ivette not being a Summit County resident, she transferred the prize back to the Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) board, which chose Akron Rotary Camp as the makeover location.

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Not long after our Dreamscape winner was chosen, Keep Akron Beautiful began working with our vendor partners to help transform the Akron Rotary Camp at Rex Lake into a landscaping dream for our vendors, staff, and especially everyone involved in the camp! Nick Roth of Nick’s Lanscaping of Ohio, LLC had already began his design for this $10,000 makeover and began implementing it on Monday, August 5.

In just one day, we were amazed to see what changes had already been made! After just five long days, the gateway at the Akron Rotary Camp went from a grassy, dirt drainage ditch to a large flower bed planted with annuals and perennials. It was also outlined by landscaping rocks to improve the water runoff issue at the camp. Topsoil and compost were donated and blown into the beds and prepped for two large new planting beds.

A canoe rack with lumber donated by National Industrial Lumber Company, was built beside the beach to help eliminate the clutter from the housing of the canoes in the pavilion. The canoe rack freed up the picnic tables where the children can now have more room to enjoy their lunches. Along with additonal room, the children can safely put the canoes away and launch the canoes from a new beach the crews added.

canoe rack with wood donated to Keep Akron Beautiful by Nilco for Dreamscape

Numerous amounts of flowers, up lights, path lights, flood lights, timers, and a half moon-shaped patio was added around the camp, along with a new and improved irrigation system. It took a lot of teamwork to accomplish the landscaping makeover, and we are lucky to have such great partners to work with!

We would like to thank all of our vendor partners who helped make the Dreamscape Makeover 2013 a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Advanced Arboriculture, Apex Electric Supply Co., Belgard® Hardscapes, Cascade Lighting Inc., Circle K, Dayton Nurseries, Inc, Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center Earth Fare Fairlawn, Gates Landscape Co., Graf Growers Garden Center, HF&A Marketing Communications, Inc., KB Compost Services, Inc, Main Street Gourmet, Naragon Irrigation, National Industrial Lumber Company, Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC, Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Paul’s Greenhouse, R.B. Stout, Inc., R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc.Star Printing Co. Inc., Suncrest Gardens, TerraScape, Ltd., Tim’s Custom Electric Inc., Vision Graphics & Printing, Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc., W.L. Tucker Supply Co., Inc. and YES Press Printing Co.

And, a special thanks to Rocks R Us.

See Mary Beth Breckenridge’s article in Ohio.com