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America in Bloom – St. Charles Seeks Volunteers Ahead of Judges’ Visit

Variety of Volunteer Opportunities Available with Local Organizations

Do you have a love for St. Charles? Are you looking for a unique way to get involved by showcasing the City on a national stage? The America in Bloom – St. Charles Committee is seeking volunteer help ahead of the America in Bloom program judges’ visit July 16-18, 2018.

Volunteers are needed to help prepare the City for its time in the spotlight, as well as when the judges arrive to help ensure St. Charles is looking its best.

“There are so many ways to get involved with our effort,” said Diane Cullen, Co-Chair of the America in Bloom – St. Charles Committee. “We are ready and willing to work with volunteers to align them with their interests and provide them with fun opportunities as we show off St. Charles.”

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Helping care for and maintain landscaped areas and flowerboxes
  • Participating in planting days with the Pottawatomie Garden Club
  • Participating in Park District Volunteer Days
  • Assisting Park District Naturalists in St. Charles Parks
  • Hanging red geranium drawings around town for the judges’ visit

There are no requirements to become a volunteer with America in Bloom – St. Charles, and volunteers are welcome to give as much time as they wish.

When the judges arrive in St. Charles, they will tour floral displays, landscaped areas and environmental project sites. They also will review St. Charles’ heritage preservation and urban forestry efforts, in addition to noting community involvement and overall community impression.

“We are so excited to welcome the judges to St. Charles for the fourth straight year,” said Maureen Lewis, Ward 5 Alderman and America in Bloom – St. Charles Committee Co-Chair. “We feel that with the help of amazing volunteers, we will once again put up a strong showing in the final evaluation and defend our population category win from last year.”

For more information on becoming involved with America in Bloom – St. Charles, contact Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator at 630.205.2868 or mkoenen@att.net.

 AIB Volunteers and Committee members with the Mayor and AIB Program Judges (center) during their visit last summer. 

 

updated Jul 10, 2018