Hagerstown City Council recognized homes, businesses for beautification efforts

August 31, 2012

The Hagerstown City Council has recognized seven homes and businesses for their beautification efforts.

The awards, made public during Tuesday’s council meeting, were given as part of the annual Highlight Hagerstown Awards.

The Hagerstown Beautification Advisory Committee recognizes citizens and organizers who are instrumental in boosting the curb appeal of the city, according to a news release from the city.

The awards are given based on a number of factors, including decorative fencing, walkway improvements, flower beds and gardens, window boxes and facade improvements, according to the release.

The release said the features must be visible from public streets to be considered.

People who were honored in the residential category Tuesday were:

  • Andrew and Ashley Eshleman, 1042 The Terrace
  • Michael and Carol McNamee, 725 Sunset Ave.
  • Larry Crawford, 728 W. Washington St.
The Discovery Station at 101 W. Washington St. was recognized for the care of planters that line the building along Summit Avenue.

In 2009, the city launched the Adopt-A-Planter Program, where businesses and organizations can “adopt” a concrete planter to serve as decor along sidewalks, the release said. The city maintains ownership of the planters, while the adoptees plant and maintain the flowers and greenery. There are currently 14 planters that highlight various businesses around the downtown area, the release said.

The following three businesses were honored Tuesday night for their planters:
  • Frederick, Seibert and Associates
  • Oak Hill Interior Designs LLC
  • RBC Wealth Management

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