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America in Bloom advisors spend time in Coshocton
By Marianne Austin
National America In Bloom professional advisors , formerly called judges , Leslie Pittenger and Linda Cromer visited Coshocton July 25-26 to evaluate the community ’ s efforts in several categories including landscaping , the flowers , community vitality , early forestry , heritage efforts , environmental efforts , the overall impression and more . This is a community-wide effort .
Pittenger is an America In Bloom board member and past president of the AIB board . She served on the national awards program committee as the advisor coordinator for five years and has been an advisor since 2014 .
Cromer is a past president and active member of her local garden club and spearheaded her community ’ s first participation in the America In Bloom program in 2005 .
“ The reason we changed our name from judges to advisors is because no community is really competing against the other ,” Cromer said . “ Five years is a great amount of time in between visits , and we have really been able
National America In Bloom professional advisors , formerly called judges , Leslie Pittenger and Linda Cromer recently visited Coshocton and were happy to see the growth and plants downtown .
to see the community grow — all the new trees that have been planted , all of the initiatives they
William Albert team leads Elks league
The Elks Golf League played week nine on July 18 at Hickory Flats Golf Course .
Scores were low gross , 35 , Levi Yoder and Ed Moyer ; low net , 33 , Ed Moyer and Brent McKee ; most points , 12.5 , Brent McKee ; most bogeys , seven , Rusty Richards ; most pars , seven , Logan Desender and Bill Olinger ; and most birdies , three , Levi Yoder .
Leading team was William Albert Inc . with 298.5 points : Ed Moyer , Brent McKee , Darren Williamson and Rusty Richards .
Week 10 was played on July 25 . Scores were low gross , 34 , Logan Desender ; low net , 32 ,
Jamie Beach and Jerry Bowser ; most points , 12 , Jerry Bowser and Steve Schlarb ; most bogeys , six , Terry Lowe ; most pars , six , Logan Desender and Bill Olinger ; most birdies , three , Darin Desender ; and most eagles , one , Brent McKee .
Leading team is still William Albert Inc . with 333.5 points .
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have started , the new programs . That five-year gap really does work well so we can see what has happened in the city .
“ Himebaugh Park has seen a great improvement over that time . Now it is a piece of art . It ’ s beautiful . The quickest way to elevate any area , whether residential or business , is to put in a well-cared-for park — also , the renovation downtown . When you see construction and renovation in a city , that ’ s progress . It ’ s an exciting time to be in Coshocton . Every street corner is fabulous . The hanging baskets are stunning . The flowers are stunning , but there is a respect in your heritage in taking care of these older buildings .”
America In Bloom is an independent , nonprofit 501 ( c )( 3 ) organization dedicated to promoting nationwide beautification programs and personal and community involvement through the use of flowers , plants , trees , and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements . America In Bloom provides educational programs , resources and the challenge of a friendly competition between participating communities across the country .
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