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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Former Riverview Resident Wins Kingsport Monthly Award

A former Riverview resident has brought her love of gardening and beautification to her new home, and that love has now won her a city-wide award.

The front yard of Helen K. Bunting on Hiwassee Avenue has been recognized with a beautification award.

Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Blue Ridge Properties have recognized for July properties throughout Kingsport with beautification awards.

Each year from May to October, Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Blue Ridge Properties recognize properties which “set positive examples for beautification and cleanliness,” dividing the city into territories. Volunteers for each of these areas pick a winning property each month that “exemplifies the following qualities: litter-free, well maintained buildings, well-groomed, and a good example in their neighborhood.”

In addition to Helen's beautification award, this month's residential winners include Christopher Brackett of Kensington Drive; Jerry and Charlene Trail, Birchwood Road; Dr. and Mrs. Tony Seaton, Coventry Wynd; Todd Meade and Zachary Thomas, West Wanola Avenue; and Sam and Marsha Cole, Pineola Avenue.

The redevelopment award was presented to Food City No. 657, Clinchfield Street. Business winner is Bank of Tennessee, North Eastman Road. Winner in the church category is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, East Ravine.

Be sure and visit Helen's front yard, and congratulate her on winning this wonderful award!