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Brewton in top running for its blooms – again

Brewton is once again in the running as an America in Bloom national award program winner.
Judges from the AIB program will visit Brewton on April 30 and May 1. This is Brewton’s second entry in the program.  The town is one of 42 towns across America working on local revitalization programs with the hopes of receiving a prestigious America in Bloom national award.
Brewton is competing against West Columba, Texas; Lewisburg, W. Va.; and Catskill, N.Y., in the 3,500 to 6,000 population category.
All participants are evaluated in the following areas: overall impression, heritage preservation, environmental efforts, urban forestry, landscapes, floral displays, and community involvement. The judges evaluate these criteria in the residential, commercial, and municipal sectors.
Participants have opportunities to receive recognition in the following areas:
• bloom rating;
• population category winner;
• outstanding achievement award – the “best of the best” over all participants in each of the six evaluated criteria;
• special mention – for what the judges deem to be an extraordinary project or program;
• special awards;
• population category winners are invited to participate in international competition via the Communities in Bloom program in Canada;
• Community Champion; and,
• YouTube video award.