The Town of Appleton has won the national Communities in Bloom award in the category of towns with a population of up to 1,200.
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) president Churence Rogers said in a news release he applauds the achievements of Mayor Derm Flynn and his council.
“The Town of Appleton continues to lead the way in all aspects of environment sustainability and community enhancements,” Rogers said. “Appleton, in partnership with the Town of Glenwood, has been on the leading edge of environmental sustainability for some time. These awards recognize their effort to build environmental sustainability into their municipal operations while striking a balance between development and the environment.”
Edmonton, Alta. hosted the 18th Communities in Bloom National Awards ceremonies Saturday, honouring municipal achievement in community beautification across Canada.
Appleton Deputy Mayor Donna Stacey attended the ceremony on behalf of the town. “As chair of both the local Tidy Towns and Communities in Bloom committee, I am proud of the accomplishments of our town,” Stacey said. “I refer to this win as our triple crown for the fall, taking in the Torngat Municipal Achievement Award for Environmental Sustainability as well as the Tidy Towns Award of Excellence during the MNL convention in Gander earlier this month.”
The mayor also praised his town’s effort. “Three cheers to the residents and council of Appleton who have bought into the idea of community beautification and enhancement,” Flynn said in a prepared statement. “Without their support of our local programs we wouldn’t have had this success. It truly takes a community and for that I thank them.”
More on the town can be found at www.townofappleton.ca.