The city of Toledo has a deep appreciation for its history and preserves its heritage proudly and aggressively. The judges, therefore, recognized Toledo for its community involvement. The city has many programs that get the community involved in making Toledo more beautiful. The city parks department has a program called the Garden Partner program that gets citizens involved in beautifying their own parks, and the Toledo Zoo has a program called ZooTeens that gets hundreds of teens involved in cleaning up and planting their city.
This population category was judged by Katy Moss Warner and Billy Van Pelt.
Best Of The Best
Eight special criteria awards were presented to cities based on feedback received from teams of judges on outstanding efforts witnessed during summer visits across America. These criteria awards only go to one community among all the America In Bloom entrants across all population categories. These are the best of the best!
American Horticultural Society Award For Community Involvement:
Incline Village, Nev.
Project Evergreen Landscaped Areas:
J Frank Schmidt & Son Company Urban Forestry:
Gardens Alive! Environmental Awareness:
West Lafayette, Ind.
Ball Horticultural Company Floral Displays:
Meister Media Worldwide Award For Heritage Preservation:
SafeLawns Turf & Groundcover Areas:
Tipp City, Ohio