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.

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