Dreamscape Ticket Sales Support Urban Beautification

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In the Grand Prize Winner’s yard and all over the city!



For the first time in eleven years friends of Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) sold all 1,500 tickets to Summit County businesses or residents for a chance to win a professionally designed front or back yard makeover valued at $10,000. Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) grossed approximately $36,000 through ticket sales to support the 33-year-old public land beautification program, Flowerscape. This year, KAB raffle tickets were $25 each or five for $100. Tickets were sold at our five Vendor Partner retail locations:


  • Dayton Nurseries, Inc.
  •  Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center
  • Graf Growers Garden Center  
  • Paul’s Greenhouse   
  • Suncrest Gardens                    


The winning ticket was drawn on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Alexander Park on West Market Street by one of our top ticket sellers, Kimberly Haws-Falasco, Robert W. Baird & Co., The winners of the 2014 grand prize are Steve Williams and David Jesse of West Akron. The lead landscape designers for the eleventh makeover are Lisa and Craig Graf, of Graf Growers Garden Center, who will create a design for the landscape transformation blitz set to take place August 4-8, 2014. Here are the other ticket holders who won runner-up prizes donated by Dreamscape’s generous Vendor Partners:


  • 1st Runner-up: J. Nelson of Akron will have his choice of mulch blown into landscaped beds by TerraScape Ltd., owned by Mike Clar.     
  • 2nd Runner-up: Bradley Bowers of Akron will receive a bird bath donated by Suncrest Gardens.
  •  3rd Runner-up: Chastity Duskey will receive will receive a $100 gift basket of gardening supplies donated by Graf Growers.



Graf Growers also donated two hanging baskets that were awarded to the top ticket sellers: Eric Jones, KAB Board of Directors, and KAB Board Chairman Captain Dan Zampelli.


The Dreamscape Raffle 2014 was sponsored by SummaCare, Inc. and the following Vendor Partners, not mentioned above, offering goods and services for the August 2014 landscape makeover:


Apex  Electric

Belgard ® Sales

Cascade Lighting

Circle K

Earth’ n Wood

Gates Landscape Company

Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc.

Main Street Gourmet

Miller’s Party Rental


Naragon Irrigation

Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC

Pam’s Perennial Plant Farm

Pepsi Beverages Company

R.G. Thomas Landscape & Design, Inc.

Star Printing Co., Inc.

Tim’s Custom Electric

Vision Graphics & Printing

Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

YES Press Printing Co.


All proceeds from ticket sales will be used to fund the Keep Akron Beautiful Flowerscape program which plants and maintains 34 Flowerscape sites in the City of Akron.