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.
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 Growers: Ed 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.