Venice Area Beautification, Inc.
City of venice beautification - 257 tamiami Trail N, Venice, FL 34285
VENICE IN BLOOM
If you would like more information on how to join Venice In Bloom and volunteer to make Venice a beautiful place to Live, Work and Play, please contact Bob Vedder:
America in Bloom
PO Box 44005
Columbus, OH 43204
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2020
Laura A. Kunkle
America in Bloom Executive Director
Venice, FL Wins National America in Bloom Awards
(Columbus, OH): Top honors for the prestigious 2020 America in Bloom National Awards Program were announced during the virtual Symposium in the Sky educational conference and awards celebration September 30-October 2.
Venice was the winner of the Coolest Downtown Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Landscape Areas. Nominations were submitted by VABI's Venice in Bloom Team. Awards of community vitality, floral displays, landscaped areas, urban forestry, environmental efforts, celebration of heritage, overallds America in Bloom executive director, Laura Kunkle, said, “America in Bloom is helping communities of all sizes achieve their potential. Every year our participants raise the bar, and the accomplishments and progress shown by this year's group is remarkable. These are, without a doubt, some of the best places to live and visit. Congratulations to Venice for the excellent work making your community more beautiful and vibrant.”
To date, nearly 275 communities from 43 states have participated in the program and more than 22 million people have been touched by it. Registrations for the 2020 national awards program can be submitted until February 28, 2020. Eligible participants include towns, cities, college and university campuses, business districts, military installations, and recognized neighborhoods of large cities.
America in Bloom is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting nationwide beautification programs and personal and community involvement through the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. America in Bloom provides educational programs, resources, and the challenge of a friendly competition between participating communities across the country.