Congratulations to the 2012 Yard of the Year Winners, Phil & Jan Smith of 99 Dewey Drive!
The City of Collinsville's Community Appearance Board facilitates this program in order to recognize residents of the City that devote countless hours of their time improving and maintaining immaculate landscaping and yards, resulting in the promotion and advancement of quality neighborhoods. Nominated yards are judged by members of the all-volunteer Board, who select a first and second place winner.
The Yard of the Month Program runs from May to October each year. Monthly first place award recipients are recognized at televised City Council Meetings, here on the City's website, in The City Scoop, on City of Collinsville Television (Charter channel 993, AT&T U-Verse channel 99), and various other media.
While the Yard of the Month has been very successful in the past, the Community Appearance Board will be changing the program, and further incentivizing participation in 2012. Beginning this year, several Collinsville businesses have generously made monetary contributions to the Board which will allow monthly winners to be awarded gift cards to sponsoring businesses.
Be sure to check back here in October-early November 2012 as visitors to the City's website will be asked to cast their vote for their favorite yard of the six monthly winners. The yard with the highest number of votes will be recognized as Collinsville's Yard of the Year. The Yard of the Year winner will be awarded a gift card and recognized at a community event.
Thank You to our Yard of the Month Sponsors!