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Lewes Wins America in Bloom

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Lewes, DE was awarded the America in Bloom Outstanding Achievement Award.

This award recognizes an overall winner of excellence in each of the six judging criteria plus community involvement. Because Lewes had won in categories prior to 2015, we competed in America in Bloom’s “Circle of Champions.”

While there are more than 200 cities across the U.S. that compete for a wide variety of awards, only 13 cities are among the AIB’s Circle of Champions. Lewes volunteers spent hundreds of hours planting thousands of plants throughout the city to promote the beautification and maintenance of Historic Lewes, increase environmental awareness, teach children about planting, and showcase our exceptional floral displays. Because of the number of entries, the Circle of Champions Award was divided by city size and we won in the small city category.

More details here.

Lewes in Bloom Video Now Available

Lewes in Bloom, along with the City of Lewes, participated in the national 2015 America in Bloom Contest in July 2015.

Lewes won the America in Bloom contest in 2003, 2005 and 2010 for cities with population under 5,000. In 2012 Lewes was honored with the “Circle of Champions” designation. This honors the achievement of communities that have won a combination of three population and/or criteria awards over the years. “Only 13 cities (out of more than 200) have earned this distinct honor,” according to America in Bloom’s website.

Volunteers from Lewes in Bloom, the Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s Office, Parks and Recreation and the Lewes Historical Society combined efforts to boost Lewes to the top of the competition. In addition to vying for the overall award, we are also competing for the Outstanding Achievement Award for Historic Preservation, and the Community Champion Award. Our nominee is Warren Golde, horticulture expert and co-founder of Lewes in Bloom.

Another category of competition was video, and Lewes in Bloom’s video allows you to see the entire City of Lewes in its historical and blooming splendor.

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