Congratulations Akron Rotary Camp, Our 2013 Dreamscape Winner!

By Ashley Foutty, KAB Intern

Our Dreamscape Makeover Raffle has helped fund our public land beautification program Flowerscape, for over ten years. One lucky winner receives a professionally designed front or back yard makeover, valued at $10,000.

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This year’s lucky winner and runner-ups are as followed:

Grand Prize Winner of a $10,000 front or backyard makeover: Ivette Immormino

First Place Winner of 4 yards of mulch from TerraScape Ltd: Peter Mapp

Second Place Winner of a gardening gift basket from Graf GrowersEd DiCresce

Third Place Winner of a Birdbath from Suncrest Gardens: Toby Gorant

To read more on the winners and the program, click here.

Ivette Immormino of Rocky River, has transferred the prize back to the Keep Akron Beautiful Board of Directors and ultimately to the Akron Rotary Camp out at Rex Lake. The Akron Rotary Camp is just completing a massive re-development of all their buildings on their small campus and the timing is right for a landscape project this summer! Dan Reynolds is the Akron Rotary Camp Director, who runs the camp for the emotionally and physically challenged kids. We look forward to working with Dan and can’t wait to get started!

Designing the Akron Rotary Camp’s makeover is Nick Roth, of Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC. Nick’s Landscaping has been a long-term vendor partner. Dave Thomas of R.G. Thomas Landscape & Design, Inc. did a fantastic job last year as lead landscape designer, transforming the backyard of David Canfield, a Copley resident. Nick has some big shoes to fill but we’re excited to see what he will do this year, in 2013 with one of our most interesting makeovers to date!

Along with Nick Roth of Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC, the following Vendor Partners are involved in this landscape makeover: Gates Landscape Co., Yes Press Printing Co., R.B. Stout Inc., KB Compost Inc., Belgard Hardscapes, R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design Inc., Naragon Irrigation, W.L. Tucker Supply Co., Paul’s Greenhouse, Main Street Gourmet, Wilson Plumbing & Heating Inc., Advanced Arboriculture, Vision Graphics & Printing, Graf Growers Garden Center, TerraScape Ltd., Circle K, Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center, Dayton Nurseries, Tim’s Custom Electric Inc., Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Suncrest Gardens, HFA Marketing Communications, Star Printing Co., and Cascade Lighting Inc.

 

 

Get Your Winning Dreamscape Ticket TODAY! Ticket Sales End June 4th!

By Jacqui Flaherty, Program Manager

Have you purchased your Dreamscape ticket yet? There are just 7 days left to purchase a ticket and make sure it is in the raffle drum on Thursday June 6th at Alexander Park. By participating in the Dreamscape Raffle, you’re not only giving yourself a chance for beautification, you’re giving all of Akron an opportunity too.

For ten years, the Dreamscape Raffle has funded Keep Akron Beautiful’s Flowerscape Program. There were 36,000 flowers planted throughout the 39 Flowerscapes in 2012, helping to beautify Akron’s landscape!

The Flowerscape at Mud Run.

This year’s lead landscape designer is Nick Roth, of Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC. Nick’s Landscaping has been a long-term vendor partner. Dave Thomas of R.G. Thomas Landscape & Design, Inc. did a fantastic job last year as lead landscape designer, transforming the backyard of David Canfield, a Copley resident. Nick has some big shoes to fill but we’re excited to see what he can do!

Joining Nick’s Landscaping in this collaborative effort,  offering goods and services for the landscape makeover areAdvanced Arboriculture, Belgard® SalesCascade Lighting, Inc.Circle K, Dayton NurseriesDonzell’s Greenhouse & Garden CenterHitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Main Street Gourmet, Naragon IrrigationPam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Paul’s Greenhouse, R.B. Stout, Inc.R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc.Gates Landscaping Co.Graf Growers Garden CenterKB Compost Services, Inc.Star Printing Co. Inc.Suncrest GardensTim’s Custom Electric,  Terrascape LTD., W.L. Tucker Supply Co.,Vision Graphics & PrintingWilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and YES Press Printing Co.

You can join our team and help us beautify Akron! Purchase your Dreamscape Raffle ticket today! In addition to online, tickets can be purchased at the KAB office located at 850 East Market Street, Akron, or the following locations, until Monday June 3rd: Dayton Nurseries, Inc., Donzell’s Flower & Garden Center, Inc. Graf Growers Garden Center, Paul’s Greenhouse, Suncrest Gardens.

Remember, our grand prize winner from 2012 purchased his ticket online. Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100.

The “after” photo of 2012 winner, David Canfield’s backyard makeover.

Owners of Summit County businesses or residences can enter to win a professionally designed front or back yard makeover valued at $10,000.

The winner will have until the end of June to meet with Nick Roth of Nick’s Landscaping, to create their plan for the landscape transformation the week of August 5-9, 2013. The grand prize winner may choose tomake over the front or back yard of their property

In addition to the grand prize ticket, there are three runner-up prizes. Runner-up prizes 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.

Flowerscape site at Alexander Park on West Market Street.

Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center– the place to be this Saturday!

by Helen Dauka

Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center his going to be a happening place this Saturday with TONS of workshops, wine tastings and more! Check out some of the fun things going on!

“Pansy Pandemonium” Container Workshop
Time: 11:00am
Cost: $12.99 or $9.99 for seniors & children 12 & under
fee includes pot, soil plants & instruction. Get educated & help plant pansy pots for the spring!

Operation Orphan Wildlife Rescue
Time:1 1:00am-4:00pm
See Fran Kitchen and her adorable rescued backyard babies and get information on animal rescue!

Other Events Happening at Donzell’s on Saturday
Northeast Ohio Daffodil Show
Time: 10:30am-5:00pm

Earth Day Wine Tasting Event
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

On top of all of that, one of the Keep Akron Beautiful Board Members will be there around noon selling Dream Scape Raffle Tickets. Tickets are $25 or 5 for $100. You could win a $10,000 front or backyard makeover along with some awesome runners up prizes!!

Don’t miss out on all the excitement!
Donzell’s is located at 937 East Waterloo Road Akron, OH 44306

Dreamscape Raffle Kickoff!

By Helen Dauka, Keep Akron Beautiful Intern

By participating in the Dreamscape Raffle, you’re not only giving yourself a chance for beautification, you’re giving all of Akron an opportunity too.

For ten years, the Dreamscape Raffle has funded Keep Akron Beautiful’s Flowerscape Program. There were 36,000 flowers planted throughout the 39 Flowerscapes in 2012, helping to beautify Akron’s landscape!

This year’s lead landscape designer is Nick Roth, of Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC. Nick’s Landscaping has been a long-term vendor partner. Dave Thomas of R.G. Thomas Landscape & Design, Inc. did a fantastic job last year as lead landscape designer, transforming the backyard of David Canfield, a Copley resident. Nick has some big shoes to fill but we’re excited to see what he can do!

Joining Nick’s Landscaping in this collaborative effort,  offering goods and services for the landscape makeover are Advanced Arboriculture, Belgard® Sales, Cascade Lighting, Inc.Circle K, Dayton NurseriesDonzell’s Greenhouse & Garden Center, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Main Street Gourmet, Naragon Irrigation, Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm, Paul’s GreenhouseR.B. Stout, Inc., R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc., Gates Landscaping Co., Graf Growers Garden CenterKB Compost Services, Inc.Star Printing Co. Inc., Suncrest GardensTim’s Custom Electric,  Terrascape LTD., W.L. Tucker Supply Co., Vision Graphics & Printing, Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and YES Press Printing Co.

You can join our team and help us beautify Akron! Purchase your Dreamscape Raffle ticket today! In addition to online, tickets can be purchased at the KAB office located at 850 East Market Street, Akron, or the following locations: Dayton Nurseries, Inc., Donzell’s Flower & Garden Center, Inc. Graf Growers Garden Center , Hoffman’s Garden Center, Inc., Paul’s Greenhouse, Suncrest Gardens.

Remember, our grand prize winner from 2012 purchased his ticket online. Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100.

Owners of Summit County businesses or residences can enter to win a professionally designed front or back yard makeover valued at $10,000.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, June 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., at Alexander Park on West Market Street (the location of one of our Flowerscapes). The winner will have until the end of June to meet with Nick Roth of Nick’s Landscaping, to create their plan for the landscape transformation the week of August 5-9, 2013. The grand prize winner may choose tomake over the front or back yard of their property

In addition to the grand prize ticket, there are three runner-up prizes. Runner-up prizes 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.