Friday, August 25, 2000

Beauty awards unveiled

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MONTGOMERY — The city's Beautification and Tree Commission announced winners this week in the beautification and maintainance of properties.

        The commission received 60 nominations for its 13th annual awards.

        In addition to choosing 10 annual homeowners awards, the commission also bestowed awards for most improved property; sustained excellence in property beautification; and business, city landmark and subdivision appearance, said Joyce Yock, the city's volunteer coordinator.

        The presentation ceremonies will be held at council's 7 p.m. meeting Sept. 6 at City Hall.

        Each of the award winners will receive a plaque from City Council and a color photograph of the property. An award yard sign will publicly announce each winning property, and it will be displayed through mid-September, Ms. Yock said.

        The 10 winning homeowners are: Douglas and Deberra Casper, Bicentennial Place; Keith and Nancy Cottrell, Baywind Drive; Nancy and Kevin Dick, Golf Green Drive; Mrs. Nieves Diehl, Indianwoods Drive; Bob and Grace Goodpaster, Forest Glen Drive; Abe and Joyce Philip, Hartford Hill Lane; Jim and Molly Seiler, Stonemeadow Lane; Bob and Rae Spicer, Grandstone Lane; Bill and Pat Proud, Tollgate Lane; and David and Carol Wolper, Deershadow Lane.

        Other award winners are: Gloria and Tom Wagner, Forest Glen Drive, for sustained excellence; Yvonne Burgess and Darell Scott, Zig Zag Road, for most improved; Closson's, Montgomery Road, for business beautification; Lesa Cress and Steve Pick of Feather Your Nest Gift Shop, Cooper Road, for landmark building; and the Forest Glen subdivision.


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