Millet Communities in Bloom 21 Years Strong

The Town of Millet held their annual awards night July 26, celebrating 21 years with Communities in Bloom.

  • Aug. 5, 2016 1:00 p.m.
Millet CIB awards recipients of the night

Millet CIB awards recipients of the night

Submitted by Pat Garrett

The Town of Millet held their annual awards night July 26, celebrating 21 years with Communities in Bloom.  With the help of a hand full of committed volunteers and the backing of strong representation from our community, we still are and remain the Prettiest Little Town in Alberta.

This year marked a number of exceptional volunteers who have been dedicated and committed to Millet’s CIB Program.  Our appreciation and thanks to Stan and Marilyn Kroening for five years, Vivian Holtby and Linda Weber for 10 years, Jackie Peel for 15 years, Tracey Leavitt for 20 years and Carol Sadoroszney for 18 years and the Millet CIB chair since 2000.

Special thanks to our two local judges this year, Sharon Gair and Joy Storey; and also to Joy for all the photos.  Sharon and Joy visited many gardens, each unique with the touch of the owner’s personality.  Elements or areas of gardening such as rain barrels and compost, environmentally friendly pest control, floral combinations and landscape ideas. Categories and winners are Business: Burger Barn, Organization: John A. Smith Manor, Front Yard: Jim and Audrey McConnell, Vegetable Garden: Debbie and Kenny Herman, Back Yard: Grace and Rolf Nosterud, Special Feature: Michael and Tera Ainsworth, Special Mention Resident: Barry Cook (John A. Smith Manor), Adopted Garden: Jackie Peel (Community Hall), Waterfall Feature: Nabil & Najwa Haddad, Mobile Residence: Bonnie Jones, Overall: June and Terry Saitz and Overall Special Mention: Caroline and Rocky Gibney.

This year the two national judges from Comminutes in Bloom were Larry Hall from Buena Vista, Saskatchewan and Ted Zarudny from Orangeville, Ontario.

After holding a position of mayor for nine years for his community Larry became involved in the Communities in Bloom program.  This convinced him that every community can benefit by being involved.  It was this that motivated Larry and his wife to become provincial judges for the past five years.

Ted has judged nationally for nine years.  During this time, he judged the summer program and winter lights.  He was involved with the CIB competition with the City of Brampton for eight years, assisting in preparing the city for judging.  Ted is a member of the Lions Club and chairperson for the Orangeville CIB Committee and also owned and operated a garden centre for the past 17 years.

After judging the town on Wednesday July 27, the results will be tabulated and presented at the National Communities in Bloom Symposium, Parks and Grounds Awards Ceremony in Regina, Saskatchewan from October 26 – 29.

 

Just Posted

file photo
UPDATE: Leduc RCMP, Millet Fire Department and more on scene at serious multi-vehicle collision

Traffic is expected to be diverted for several hours and alternative travel routes are recommended.

File photo
Leduc RCMP request assistance to identify armed robbery suspect

Leduc RCMP are searching for suspect involved in an armed robbery at the Leduc Giant Tiger.

Alberta is now below 3,000 active cases of COVID-19, as the province reported 2,639 Wednesday. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Red Deer below 100 active COVID-19 cases for first time since March

69.7 per cent of Albertans 12 and over have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Premier Jason Kenney says the provincial government is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Travel prizes added to Alberta’s vaccine lottery

More than 40 travel rewards available for those who are fully vaccinated

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
2 deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant in Alberta, 1 patient was fully immunized

Kerry Williamson with Alberta Health Services says the patients likely acquired the virus in the hospital

A vial containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is shown at a vaccination site in Marcq en Baroeul, outside Lille, northern France, Saturday, March 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler
mRNA vaccines ‘preferred’ for all Canadians, including as 2nd dose after AstraZeneca: NACI

New recommendations prioritizes Pfizer, Moderna in almost all cases

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., center left, reaches over to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., joined by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus as they celebrate the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act that creates a new federal holiday to commemorate June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people after the Civil War, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021. It’s the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

New American stat marks the nation’s end of slavery

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Green party Leader Annamie Paul speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Paul has survived another day of party strife after a planned ouster shifted course, leaving her with a tenuous grip on power ahead of a likely federal election this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Leader Annamie Paul blasts ‘racist,’ ‘sexist’ party execs who sought ouster

Fallout has continued, with two of the federal council’s members resigning

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the ‘Villa la Grange’ in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
Biden says meeting with Putin not a ‘kumbaya moment’

But U.S. president asserted Russian leader is interested in improved relations, averting a Cold War

Most Read