LHU named ‘Blooming Business’ by Dogwood Circle Garden Club

PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven University recently was presented with the Blooming Business Award by the Dogwood Circle Garden Club. Shown from left, are Clay Allen, LHU grounds crew; Craig Rhoads, LHU building maintenance foreman and grounds crew supervisor; Paula Moore, LHU grounds crew; and Mary Vairo, garden club president.

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently was named “Blooming Business” by the Dogwood Circle Garden Club in Lock Haven in recognition of the attractive and well maintained campus landscape.

The club began recognizing homeowners in 1994 with the Garden of the Month Award, according to Jo Ann Bowes, the club’s treasurer and 20-year member. Last year, they decided to add the Blooming Business Award to also recognize businesses with professional looking landscaping and curb appeal.

The Garden of the Month Award is presented each month from May through October, but only a few Blooming Business awards are given each year. LHU is the recipient of the first Blooming Business Award for 2018.

Club members select award winners based on curb appeal, color, neatness, design and it must be visible from the street or public alley, according to Bowes.

Winners are given a sign to display during the month they were chosen, as well as a matted certificate to keep. LHU’s Blooming Business sign is located at the main intersection on campus by the Lock Haven University sign.

In addition to Rhoads, fulltime members of the LHU grounds crew include Clay Allen, Jennifer Crawford, Jason Fisher, Jeff Glossner, Kent Homan, Jay Martin Jr. and Paula Moore.

To view photos of LHU’s landscaping on campus or to nominate a local garden or business for an award, visit www.lhgarden ­club.com.