Do you go above and beyond the Christmas Call of Duty? Your efforts may soon be rewarded through the first-ever H2O-20 Keeping Watertown Beautiful annual “Holiday Yard of the Month” competition.
Keeping Watertown Beautiful began rewarding residents and businesses for their outstanding efforts to beautify their yard, in the summer of 2013. It’s time now, to nominate your house or business, or your neighbor’s, for the first Holiday Yard of the Month.
To be considered for the award, a committee made up of volunteer master gardeners, citizens, and those who travel the city extensively will look to see if the property is well-decorated, festive, and attractive. The property must have “passerby” appeal that shows the business/homeowner has Christmas spirit shared through their landscape and property decorations.
To nominate a yard for the Holiday Yard of the Month, you simply need to grab a piece of paper, fill out the form provided in the newspaper, or use a form provided at each of the nomination drop boxes. The information needed to nominate a yard is: Name of the person(s) who owns the property, address of the property, Ward property is in, the nominee’s phone number, and e-mail (if known). Citizens can nominate their own yard as well. Then simply drop the form into one of the conveniently located Yard of the Month drop boxes. The drop boxes are located at County Fair Foods, HyVee, and the Watertown Regional Library. The deadline for submitting your nomination for Holiday Yard of the Month is December 11.
Winners of the Holiday Yard of the Month will receive a specially designed “Yard of the Month” sign placed in their front yard for one month, a certificate of recognition signed by the Mayor, acknowledgement on the City of Watertown website, H2O-20 Website and Facebook page and recognition in the local newspaper and radio stations.
H2O-20 Holiday Yard of the Month Nomination Form: